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Panic as train knocks down female NYSC member

There was pandemonium in the Ikeja area of Lagos State after a female member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) was yesterday knocked down by a moving train.

The sad incident attracted the attention of people along the railway line.

Revealing how the incident happened, an eye witness said: “the train was not moving at a high speed. People tried to call her attention to the incoming train but she didn’t yield to the call, as she continued pressing her mobile phone”.

The eyewitness further stated, “I was looking at her from where I stood, and saw her with an ear piece plugged into her ears, which made her unable to hear the sound of the oncoming train. Many passers-by tried to pull her out off the rail line but she ran towards the moving train, which crushed parts of her body”.

She was later rushed to the hospital for medical attention by some people.

According to reports, the name of the female corps member and the hospital where she was taken to was kept secret by officials of the NYSC.


About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.