Train crushes UNILAG undergraduate using earphone – The Nation Newspaper
A man identified as Fatai Mutiu Abolade was penultimate Monday crushed to death by a train in the Ikeja area of Lagos State.
The incident happened at about 7.30 am.
Some of the witnesses said the deceased was walking along the rail tracks with a handset’s earphone while answering calls.
Another source however said the deceased was busy pressing his mobile phone without paying attention to a train coming behind him.
It was learnt that by the time he was alerted by bystanders, the train had closed in and crushed him to pieces.
A witness said: ”The man’s tragic death was beyond the ordinary. People were shouting at him to run away from the moving train, but he could not heed the warning because the earphone had blocked his ears.
”At a point, some people wanted to rush at him to remove him from the track, but the train had closed in. And fearing that they could also get killed, they pulled back and he was killed by the train.”
His phone was said to have been stolen by one of the sympathisers at the scene of his mangled body.
” We could have contacted his family, but unfortunately, his handset was stolen by sympathisers right at the scene,” the source added.
An identity card found in his pocket revealed that he was an undergraduate student of Business Administration in University of Lagos (Unilag). His matriculation number was given as 119081228.
His remains, according to sources were evacuated by men of the Lagos State Ambulance Service.