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Breaking: Train derails in Ikeja (photos)


A train accident has occurred at the Mongoro area of Ikeja, Lagos as one of the train coaches fell-off the rail track while in motion, causing another coach to derail, trapping the passengers in them. According to eye witnesses who posted the incident on social media, some of the trapped struggled to escape through the windows of the affected coaches. As at the time of filing this report, no casualty has been recorded but many are feared trapped. READ ALSO: Buhari’s anti-corruption war is mere propaganda - Saraki gives reasons As at the time of filing this report, no casualty has been recorded.  Some of the trapped passengers struggled to escape through the windows of the affected coaches.. Nigeria's minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, on Tuesday, January 8, announced that the federal government had ordered the importation of 30 coaches and 300 wagons for the Lagos-Ibadan railway project. The train accident caused traffic gridlock in the area. Credit: Inspirion, Twitter Source: Twitter Amaechi while speaking during the assessment of the ongoing work being done on the project by the China Civil Engineering Construction Company (CCECC) said these new coaches and wagons will increase the transportation of passengers and goods from Lagos to other states in the southwest region. The minister also noted that the FG has directed the CCECC to speed up its work on the Iju-Agbado section of the project. According to Amaechi, the project should be ready for test-run within the next two weeks“Getting to Abeokuta you will see that there’s an improvement but the problem they have now is the civil work between Agbado and Iju, which is critical to me because I don’t think passengers will go to Agbado to join the train.

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