Tragedy struck yesterday in Ilorin when a moving train crushed three persons dead.
Yesterday, tragedy struck in Ilorin when three persons inside a car were crushed to death by a moving train.
According to reports, the deceased who were two men and a lady, packed on the railway and cranked the windows up, making it impossible for them to know a train was approaching.
The car they were in, a Toyota Camry was crushed by the moving train said to be coming from the north to Offa, at the railway line in Kulende area of Zango.
An eye witness said:
As the train was fast approaching, several shouts and alerts by the passers by to the three occupants inside the Toyota Camry car to drive away from the railway line failed as they could not hear what the people were saying. Consequently, the oncoming train heavily crushed the car with the occupants, causing commotion and pandemonium in the area.
This tragedy has left a lot of the residents in the area mourning and the bodies of the deceased have been deposited at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital as at press time.