Four persons have been killed in an accident involving a moving train and a tricycle at the Iju area of Lagos State.
The General Manager of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Mr Adesina Tiamiyu, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday.
He said the accident was as a result of reckless driving on the part of the tricycle operator who tried to cross the rail line.
“The Agency received a distress call via the emergency toll free number 112/767 regarding an accident at the Iju area, Shina Peters Road Iju Ishaga on Tuesday, 30th of April 2019 at about 6:52 am.
“On arrival at the scene of incident, it was gathered that a tricycle with five people on board had a collision with a moving train at the aforementioned address.
“Further information gathered at the scene revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving on the path of the tricycle driver trying to cross the rail crossing,” he added.
A middle-aged woman reportedly jumped into the lagoon in the Maza-Maza area of the state, a day after Dr. Allwell Orji plunged into the Lagos lagoon.
The woman was however lucky, as she was rescued by some local fishermen and divers in the area.
According to witnesses, the woman, dressed in a blouse and trousers was earlier seen walking aimlessly and when she got to the middle of the Maza-Maza bridge, she climbed the rail and plunged into the lagoon, but the fishermen dived in after her and she was rescued.
Although her details are yet to be ascertained, it was gathered that she was rushed to a nearby hospital by her rescuers.
The Lagos Police have said that they are unsure of the identity of the body recovered from the Lagos Lagoon, after confirming to Channels Television that the body of Dr. Allwell Orji who jumped into the Lagos Lagoon on Sunday had been recovered.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr Fatai Owoseni had earlier claimed that Dr. Orji’s body was found by the Marine Police, at the Onikan end of the Lagoon.