Three hundred passengers narrowly escaped death on Wednesday night when a 12-coach Lagos-bound train rammed into a Nissan Cabstar pick-up at Odo-Eran, Lafenwa area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The collision, which would have resulted into a disaster, saved the train from plunging into a gully created by flood that washed away part of the rail track. The collison also prevented the train from reaching the damaged rail track.
A local newspaper reports that many of the stranded passengers whose goods and luggage were inside the train, loitered around the railway station.
Policemen from the state police command and other security agencies in the state immediately arrived at the scne to provide security for the passengers to prevent attacks.