An horrific scene played out around Olunlade in the Ilorin-Offa route in Kwara State when a commercial motorcyclist (okada rider) and a woman identified as Mama Kafila were both crushed to death by an oncoming train.
The pair sources say met their untimely deaths when the okada rider was conveying the hairdresser to buy iced block for sale in an accident that saw the train dragging the mangled bodies of the victims to a distance of about 100 metres after they were hit.
According to an eyewitnesses, the Okada rider and the hairdresser could have escaped the incident had the motorcyclist listened to warnings not make a dash across the railway track.
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“There was a second motorcyclist, who stopped for the train, but the okada rider conveying Mama Kafila threw caution to the wind, dashed across the rail and was hit by the train.”
But according to another eyewitness, the okada rider had an ear piece on and could not hear the blaring horn of the oncoming train.
Mr. Ajayi Okasanmi, Kwara State Police Public Relations Officer said the command would investigate the cause of the unfortunate accident.
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