Train Crushes UNILAG Post-Graduate Student


A Post-graduate student of Economics at the University of Lagos, UNILAG, was on Tuesday crushed to death by a train in Ikeja area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

The fast train coming from Sango area in Ogun State towards Iddo Terminal in Lagos killed the young man at Anifowoshe area in Ikeja.

The tragedy occurred along the railway line at about 8:00 am around Ajayi Farms in the Anifowoshe area.

The victim was reported to have died instantly after being knocked out from the rail track by the fast moving train.

A University of Lagos identity card bearing Fatai Mutiu Abolade, in the department of Economics, Faculty of Social
Sciences was found in the deceased bag.

Other items, including a laptop, the charger, passport photographs were also found in his bag.

Passers-by said the deceased could neither observe nor hear the sound of the coming train because he was having an earpiece in his two ears.

Although, it is not certain if the deceased was actually listening to the earphone when the accident occurred; an earpiece was however, found lying very close to his bag.

It was also gathered that the train on approaching Anifowoshe area, had sounded its horn, alerting pedestrians crossing the railway track to leave the track.

The corpse had since been taken away by Police officers attached to the Ikeja Police Division at about 10:00 am on Tuesday.


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