An young man with his earphones on, was killed this morning April 8th by a passenger train at Cappa area of Oshodi, Lagos.
The man was standing on the rail track oblivious of the fast approaching train. The Ogun-Lagos-bound mass transit train was leaving its Oshodi station to Mushin when the accident occurred. The train had as usual, sounded its horn repeatedly as it was approaching the railway crossing at Ilupeju Bye-pass for clearance of its track.
The man was not aware of the approaching train even as it blasted its horn, probably because of the earphones was hit by the train and was not given any chance to escape. Immediately he was hit, the body was mangled as the train dragged it underneath, an eyewitness said.
NAN reports that people standing by the rail track that saw the incident raised their hands over their heads in a show of pity for the deceased.