An old, outdated passenger train veered off its tracks in the Agege, Mangoro area of Lagos in the early hours of Thursday, January 10, 2019, with many casualties feared.
According to social media users, many people are trapped in the accident which has caused gridlock along the Ikeja-Along—Iyana Ipaja axis
Two coaches derailed out of its track and fell off this morning at agege by ashade traffic light. Sources say people are trapped in it. @Gidi_Traffic @SurprisingLagos @lagospedia @TrafficChiefNG @trafficbutter @InsideMainland pic.twitter.com/O8D4QDHbMP
— Oloruntobi Adejare (@Hasshabie) January 10, 2019
VIDEO: Casualty figures unknown as train derails, this morning, near Mangoro bus stop, Agege, Lagos. pic.twitter.com/cQ1UgxwYy6
— Viral Trendz (@TheViralTrendz) January 10, 2019
This just happened at Agege. i cant believe we are still using this old train in 2019. Government dont care about her citizenry. #lasema #TrafficChief #GIDITRAFFIC #NRC #FederalGovernment #akinwunmiambode #lagos #railway pic.twitter.com/d8K03GG1i1
— Inspiron 🔥🔥🔥 (@moluabi1) January 10, 2019
The only alternative means of transportation know an train hand an accident around agege road… Take a look at a short videos pic.twitter.com/X5PPVeudKh
— abibu adarehi kazeem (@adarehi) January 10, 2019
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) says an investigation showed that the train derailed as a result of faulty tracks. The agency explained in a statement that the tracks had been reported by men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in the area and repair work on the damaged section of the rail was billed to commence later in the day.