A train has crushed a middle-aged woman to death in Lagos after she jumped into it while it was on the move.

The Lagos District Manager of Nigeria Railway Corporation, Mr. Akin Osinowo, told journalists on Friday that the incident occurred on Thursday evening when the woman attempted to jump on a moving train.

The woman was reported to have jumped down from a tricycle conveying her and hurried to catch an Apapa-Ijoko bound train but fell off the train while struggling to get on it.

The incident occurred at Iganmu area of Lagos.

Osinowo said that the woman may have died as a result of injuries she may have sustained from the fall.

“As I am speaking to you, I cannot say the extent of damage she would have encountered but I can say that the case has been reported to the police at the railway compound, Ebute Metta.

“I also learnt that some people came to claim the corpse yesterday (Thursday) but they were advised to get proof of ownership and I do not know if they are back this morning,” he said.

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