300 Passengers Stranded In Abeokuta As Rain Washes Away Rail Track

300 Passengers Stranded In Abeokuta As Rain Washes Away Rail Track No fewer than 300 Lagos-bound train passengers  were  stranded in Abeokuta on Thursday following  an early morning down pour which washed away the  rail track at Lafenwa.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rain,  which lasted  several hours,  wreaked havoc in several parts of   the  metropolis.

The 12-coach train in which the passengers were travelling from Ilorin in Kwara, could  not proceed beyond the  Lafenwa station in Abeokuta.

NAN further gathered that the flood swept away the underlay sand of the rail track around the area.

Eye witnesses  told NAN  that the train, which was  painted in national colours,  had   crushed a Nissan  pick-up van  at the railway crossing at Odo Eran a few metres from  the station.

NAN gathered that the vehicle,  which was being pushed,  was  abandoned on the rail track  when the owner and others pushing it  sighted the approaching train.

A NAN correspondent,  who visited the station,  reports that many of the passengers with heavy luggage and  goods inside the train,  were seen loitering around the premises.

Officers of the Ogun Police Command as well as other security agents  in the state, were sighted  ensuring security at the station.(NAN)

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