Terrible: Train slices off ‘hanging’ passenger’s hand in Lagos

by ‘Jola Sotubo

Derailed train

A man who was hanging from a train in Lagos yesterday met an unfortunate fate after his hand got sliced off.

The passenger, identified simply as Ernest, was thrown down from his position after the train had a movement glitch.

This is said to have made his hand get stuck between 2 coaches leading to it being chopped clean off.

Vanguard reports:

According to eye witnesses, the incident occurred at Oshodi around 9 a.m. when the victim, who was simply identified as Ernest, allegedly fell from the moving train which had a hitch in movement.

An eye witness, Mr Olu Atoyebi, said Ernest fell from the moving train while his hand was stuck in between the coaches resulting to the hand being chopped off.

His shout for help was said to have attracted sympathisers who rushed to the scene to offer assistance. Ernest who was said to be conscious at that time, asked the sympathisers to reach out for his phone and invite his relations to take him to the hospital.

Atoyebi blamed the victim for the tragedy, saying there have been campaigns by the government against such act.

‘’The government had been campaigning against hanging on the coach but many passengers are adamant and they will have themselves to blame in case of eventuality,’’ he said.

 

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