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.