TRAGIC: Train crushes mother, child to death

A passenger train operating the Itakpe – Warri railway on Thursday, crushed a mother and her child to death in Orhuwhorun community, Udu Council area of Delta State.

According to The Nation, the incident happened around 3:40pm in Aragba area of the community.

The woman, a moi-moi (steamed bean pudding) seller and her daughter, a teenager, were walking on the rail tracks when the unfortunate incident happened.

Though details of the incident were sketchy as of the time of publishing this report, reports claimed on hearing the horn of the train, the daughter tried to get her mother out of the tracks but was knocked down alongside the mother.

While the mother was run over by the train, the daughter appeared to have been knocked off the rail tracks where her body laid.

The accident scene seems to be a high area of the rail way, which may explain why the victims could not escape the train.

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