Two passengers reportedly died while one sustained severe injuries when two trains collided on Sunday in the Agege Area of Lagos State, western Nigeria.
Mr Akin Osinowo, Lagos Railway District Manager (RDM), confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), in Lagos on Monday.
Osinowo called on the families of the deceased to come and collect the corpses at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Ebute-Meta, with relevant information.
Osinowo said that the two casualties were passengers who illegally hanged on the rooftop of the moving train.
He added that the injured passenger was currently receiving treatment at an hospital.
The district manager said that the Managing Director of the NRC, Mr Adeseyi Sijuwade, has instituted a panel of inquiry to find out the immediate and remote causes of the incident.
According to him, members of the panel are the Directors of Operations, Electrical, Mechanical, Signal and Intelligence Unit.
“The Managing Director directed the head of various departments to visit the site and interview eye-witnesses, visit the police station and make inquiry.
“And also to find out the main causes of the accident and determine the details and number of casualties.
“The families of the deceased should bring a documentary evidence to support their claim, evidence of identity of the corpses, evidence of their relationship with the dead and a Sworn Affidavit.
“After being certified, they will be referred to the police authority where we will ensure that the bodies are released to them,’’ Osinowo said.
The RDM appealed to commuters and the train users to value their lives and stop hanging on moving trains.