<![CDATA[JUST IN: Train Derails In Agege, Lagos, Many Trapped, Casualty Figure Unknown A rickety passenger train veered off the tracks in the Agege, Mangoro area of Lagos in the early hours of Thursday, January 10, 2019, with casualty figures yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this story, according to Pulse.ng Online reports. Social media users say traffic along the Ikeja-Along—Iyana Ipaja axis has come to a standstill during the rush hour regular commute. A coach or two have been photographed crashing off the track into the neighbourhood beside it, with initial reports suggesting that the derailment may have hit a few persons. Pulse is unable to verify this bit of information at the moment. Train derailment in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve center, is quite common. On November 16, 2017, a train derailed around the Abattoir area of Agege, injuring many and leaving scores dead. On July 20, 2018, a train rammed into a Danfo bus that had suddenly gotten in the way, killing at least nine persons. Nigeria, Africa’s largest economy, is bedeviled by crumbling transport infrastructure in inner cities and across states. Most of the tracks and trains crisscrossing the Nigerian landscape are decaying and have barely been maintained since the ‘60s. The President Buhari administration is focusing on revamping Nigeria’s accident prone, outdated rail transportation system.
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
— abibu adarehi kazeem (@adarehi) January 10, 2019
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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