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12 Mar 2018

Tears for family of female NYSC corps member crushed by a moving train in Lagos

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– A moving train at the Ikeja Along bus stop has killed an unnamed female NYSC corps member – The deceased female was on ear-piece when the on-coming train hit her – The Lagos state coordinator of the NYSC, Prince Mohammed Momoh, confirmed that she died while receiving treatment at the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTGH) A member of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) serving in Lagos state was on Thursday, March 8, crushed by a train along the Ikeja Along railway bus stop. The female corps member who served within the Ikeja local government council area and was putting on a telephone earpiece immediately lost three of her fingers and suffered severely fractured bones after being hit by the train, the Independent reports. READ ALSO: Only zero hunger can completely defeat Boko Haram – Obasanjo Prince Mohammed Momoh, the Lagos state coordinator of NYSC, confirmed the development to newsmen. Momoh had earlier announced that the corps member survived the accident, but later that she died around 7pm in the evening while receiving treatment at the intensive care unit of the Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTGH). Momoh said: “We lost the corps member just now. I heard the neurosurgeon and the orthopaedic doctors said they would conduct further investigations on her. But regrettably we lost her.” Momoh, who commiserated with the family of the deceased corps member commended the kind gesture of Mojeed Alabi Balogun, the Ikeja local government council chairman that joined NYSC to foot the initial bills. PAY ATTENTION: Get the Latest Nigerian News Anywhere 24/7. Spend less on the Internet! Momoh, who refused to disclose the identity of the corps member, stated that her two ears were blocked with earpiece. He said that she was probably playing a loud music that prevented her from hearing the warning and loud horn from the moving train. Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that the guardian to a 16-year-old pupil killed by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) in Ogolonto Bus Stop, Lagos, had narrated how Daniel Ezekiel died. Olajide Oyesanya narrating their ordeal said they were yet to come to terms with the gruesome death of Ezekiel. Oyesanya said she woke on Tuesday, March 6, morning expecting to hear a knock on her door from Ezekiel but was disappointed after she remembered the boy was killed by a BRT bus driver the previous day

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