LAGOS TRAIN ACCIDENT AFTERMATH: Trader Dies Trying To Save Son’s Life

Recall an earlier report on the Lagos train accident when a moving train rammed into a Volkswagen T4 bus at the ARENA crossing, in Oshodi, Lagos State around 8am on Monday morning, 14th of September.

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A later report reveals that a trader was reported dead during the Lagos Train accident.

According to reports from the market area, the deceased pictured above, an Anambra State indigene identified as Christopher Ngobidi, a shoe merchant parked his Toyota Highlander on the rail tracks around the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena in Oshodi, while waiting for the gate of the shopping mall where he sells his goods to open, before the tragic incident happened.

The train had collided with a white Ford Ecoline 250 bus at a distance farther away from where Ngobidi parked his vehicle but when he discovered that the train was dragging the Ford vehicle towards his own vehicle in which his son was taking a nap. he raced towards his SUV to save his son, Arinze, but unfortunately, he was crushed to death while his son is fighting for his life in a hospital.

One of the shop owners around Ngobidi’s shop described the deceased as a nice man, lamented that he would be sorely missed.

He said: “Christopher (Ngobidi) was my neighbour in this market and he was nice to everybody.”

Another eyewitness who narrated the incident said;

“The man parked on the rail track while he was waiting for the Arena gate to be opened. While the train was coming with a bus that it had earlier hit, it started honking. But the man, who was not in the car, remembered that his son was inside the vehicle and he ran to rescue him.

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