LAGOS TRAIN ACCIDENT: Christopher Ngobidi Died While Trying To Save His Son's Life

Christopher Ngobidi was reported dead while trying to save his son's life during the Lagos Train Accident.

In an incident which occured around 8am on Monday, September 14, a moving train rammed into a parked Volkswagen T4 Bus at the Arena Crossing, Oshodi, Lagos State.

According to reports from an eyewitness and the market area, Christopher Ngobidi, deceased, was a shoe merchant from Anambra State. Report has it that before the incident happened, he parked his Toyota Highlander on the rail tracks around the Nigerian Army Shopping Arena in Oshodi as he awaits as he awaits the opening of the gate to the shopping mall where he sells his goods.

Christopher Ngobidi, raced towards his parked car as he discovered that the train was dragging the Ford Ecoline 250 Bus towards his own parked Toyota Highlander.

The train had earlier collided with the white Ford Ecoline 250 Bus at distance farther away from his vehicle, where his son was taking a nap. He was however crushed to death in an attempt to save his son's life. His son was rushed to the hospital.

A shop owner around Ngobidi’s shop described the deceased as a nice man as he 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.

“Before he could come out of the vehicle, they were hit by the train and pushed inside a gutter. The man died immediately, while his son was injured. The train still dragged the bus to the Oshodi under bridge before it stopped.

“The man attempted to rescue his son who was sleeping inside the vehicle when the train crushed him, while his son was injured. The boy is unconscious at the hospital. Christopher’s wife called me this morning to ask after the husband, but I had to lie to her that he had not got to the market yet because I don’t know what to tell her.”


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