A female member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, was, on Thursday crushed by a train in Ikeja Local Government Area, Lagos State.
The yet-to-be-identified Corp member’s body was initially left lying on the rail line, causing a scene as passers-by gathered around it.
It is understood that an effort to pull her back when an oncoming train was approaching proved abortive as she was busy pressing her phone while she had an earpiece on.
“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,” an eyewitness said.
“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.”
Vanguard reports that the victim was eventually rushed to the hospital for medical attention by some bystanders.
The police are yet to release an official statement on the matter, while it remains unclear if the victim survived the accident.