The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) on Sunday cautioned members of the general public and dealers particularly, against encroaching on railroad tracks while performing their companies to prevent injuries.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the NRC was talking against the background of 3 individuals killed at a railroad crossing in Lagos on Friday.
remembers that three individuals had been killed while others sustained injuries following a train struck a commercial bus in Pen Cinema railroad crossing.
Mr Jerry Oche, NRC Lagos District Manager, said it was regrettable that individuals had refused to heed that the company’s warnings about the risks of driving or trading carelessly on railroad tracks.
“The railroad tracks aren’t paths nor parking lots, or marketplace area for trading.
“People don’t have any business being on the paths unless they’re railroad staff on the course for upkeep,” Oche explained.
He explained that some individuals are murdered on the tracks since they put in their earpiece and couldn’t listen to the train honk.
“It’s dangerous for everyone to walk to the train paths using an earpiece.
“Despite our warnings, people still walk with earpiece, trading along with a few driving carelessly on railroad tracks understanding well that trains have the right of way on the paths,” the district supervisor said.
remembers that Mr Raji Oladimeji, a witness of this Pen Cinema accident,” said the incident happened when the bus driver was attempting to generate a U-turn about the railroad line.
“We warned that the driver to not produce the U-turn in that specific stage if a train was coming, but he denied.
“It had been in the method of producing the turn the train shattered the bus along with people clinging on the railway dropped away and three died instantly while others endured various injuries,” Oladimeji explained.