Nneka Odili, a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, hit by train while crossing the rail line on Thursday in Ikeja area of Lagos State where she was serving, has died from the injuries sustained in the accident.
Odili was reportedly returning home from Ikeja Local Government Secretariat where she had gone for the usual corps members’ monthly clearance exercise when the untoward incident happened.
Persons present when the horror unfolded, said the late corps member wore headphones, which prevented her from hearing the train, which was blaring when walking across the rail.
Consequently, her legs were said to have been crushed by the train as the incident threw passersby and eyewitnesses into panic with some among them rushing her to a private hospital where she was confirmed dead on arrival.
Fondly called Nini, friends of the deceased on Facebook have taken to the social media to mourn her demise.
One of them, Chidimma Cynthia wrote: “What a world oooh what a death why Nneka Odili a sister form another mother my friend my advisers i can believed this why did you have to live us like this so soon God no the best.(R i p).”