Train crushes Female corps member in Ikeja.

March 09, 2018

A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Lagos State was on Thursday crushed to death by a train along the Ikeja- bus stop railway level crossing at about noon.

The female corps member who was attached to an organisation within the Ikeja Local Government Council Area and was said to have earphones attached to her two ears, immediately lost three of her fingers and suffered severe fractured bones.

Confirming the incident, Prince Mohammed Momoh, the Lagos State Coordinator, who had earlier announced that the corps member survived the accident, later informed that she died at about 7 p.m. in the evening while receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTGH).

“We lost the corps member just now. I heard the neurosurgeon and the orthopaedic doctors said they would conduct further investigations on her. But regrettably we lost her.

Momoh, who commiserated with the family of the deceased corps member commended the kind gesture of Mojeed Alabi Balogun, the Ikeja Local Government Council chairman that joined NYSC to foot the initial bills.

The coordinator who failed to disclose the identity of the corps member corroborated that both ears were blocked with earphone , saying that she was probably playing a loud music that prevented her from heeding to the warning and loud horn from the moving train.

He disclosed that her next of kin had been informed about the incident.

It would be recalled that a postdoctoral student of Economics at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) identified as Fatai Mutiu Abolade, who was receiving a phone call, was crushed by a train along Ikeja railway line about three weeks ago on the same spot.

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