Tragedy struck in the early hours of Monday, when a fast-moving train crushed an unidentified Okada rider and his passenger at the railway crossing of the Nigerian Railway Corporation at Guinness Road, off Agege Motor Road, Idimangoro, Agege, Lagos.
According to eyewitnesses, the accident occurred at 11.15 am, when the train, heading towards Oyingbo area of the state, crushed the duo. The Okada rider, who was said to be impatient, was said to have ignored the instruction of the flagman, who had stopped vehicles and Okadas for the train to pass.
An eyewitness said: “He (Okada man) had made a quick dash but was unlucky, as all of a sudden, we heard the sound of broken bones and saw dismembered body scattered all around the area.”
When Vanguard visited the scene, the badly crushed Boxer model motorcycle was seen at a corner, while the corpse of the passenger was covered with a cellophane, awaiting removal by the police.
The dismembered body of the Okada rider, who was said to be a Malian , had been packed and taken away to an undisclosed place.
The tragedy led to a gridlock on the axis, as sympathisers bemoaned the fate of the victims. It will be recalled that a similar incident occurred recently at Ikeja Along railway crossing, where another impatient Okada rider and passenger were crushed-Olasunkanmi Akoni