Train Crushes Corps Member To Death In Lagos

An unidentified female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was yesterday, crushed by a train in Ikeja Local Government Area of Lagos State.

Vanguard reports that the Corp member’s body, which was seriously mangled, was left lying on the rail line, attracting passers-by to the scene.


It was gathered that efforts to drag her back when an oncoming train was approaching proved abortive as she was plugged with a big headphone and engrossed with her phone while crossing.

An eyewitness narrated, “The train was not moving at a high speed. People tried to call her attention to the oncoming train but she didn’t yield to the call as she continued pressing her mobile phone.

“I was looking at her from where I stood and saw her with an earpiece plugged into her ears which made her unable to hear the sound of the oncoming train. Many passers-by tried to pull her out of the rail line but she ran towards the moving train which crushed parts of her body”.

The victim was later rushed to the hospital, where she was confirmed dead.

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