No fewer than 300 Lagos-bound train passengers were stranded in Abeokuta on Thursday following an early morning down pour which washed away the rail track at Lafenwa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the rain, which lasted several hours, wreaked havoc in several parts of the metropolis.
The 12-coach train in which the passengers were travelling from Ilorin in Kwara, could not proceed beyond the Lafenwa station in Abeokuta.
NAN further gathered that the flood swept away the underlay sand of the rail track around the area.
Eye witnesses told NAN that the train, which was painted in national colours, had crushed a Nissan pick-up van at the railway crossing at Odo Eran a few metres from the station.
NAN gathered that the vehicle, which was being pushed, was abandoned on the rail track when the owner and others pushing it sighted the approaching train.
A NAN correspondent, who visited the station, reports that many of the passengers with heavy luggage and goods inside the train, were seen loitering around the premises.
Officers of the Ogun Police Command as well as other security agents in the state, were sighted ensuring security at the station.(NAN)