[PHOTO] Train Crushes Female NYSC Member To Death In Lagos
The incident, which happened around the Ikeja axis of the rail line, threw motorists and pedestrians in the area into confusion.
Eyewitness reports said the young woman, popularly known as Nini by friends, wore headphones and could not hear the train’s horn while trying to walk across the rail track.
In a photo posted by eyewitnesses at the scene, the victim’s right leg and left hand could be seen badly damaged while blood was also noticed on her face.
Sources said that an effort to drag her back when an oncoming train was approaching proved abortive as she was busy pressing her phone. “The train was not moving at a high speed. People tried to call her attention to the oncoming train but she didn’t yield to the call as she continued pressing her mobile phone”. “I was looking at her from where I stood and saw her with an earpiece plugged into her ears which made her unable to hear the sound of the oncoming train. Many passers-by tried to pull her out of the rail line but she ran towards the moving train which crushed parts of her body,” an eyewitness narrated.
Odili, who studied Home Economics at the Federal College of Education, Technical, Omoku, Rivers State, and later went to study Human Kinetics at the University of Port Harcourt, was said to have been rushed to a nearby hospital for medical attention, but later died.
In a Facebook post on Friday, a relative of the victim, Jessica Odili, wrote, “After so much joy in the family this period, the devil decided to give us sadness. RIP the best sister and aunty. What a life.”
Also reacting to the tragic demise of the young lady, a supposed close friend, Kelvin Klin, in his Facebook post, said, “All I can say is for her soul to rest in peace. I will forever miss her. She was like a sister to me, someone I always talk to when things are not going well.”
While confirming the incident, NYSC Public Relations Officer in Lagos State, Mrs. Belinda Faniyi, said the incident had left the entire organisation in shock.
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