A middle-aged woman sitting across the railway track at Shogunle area of Lagos State was on Thursday crushed to death by a moving passenger train.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ogun State-bound train left Oshodi Station at around 4.45pm, heading toward Shogunle Station, Lagos.

The incident happened few meters away from the Arena Shopping Complex, Oshodi.

The woman was sitting on the rail track and was oblivious of the approaching train in spite of the repeated horn by the driver.

The woman did not make any move to leave the track.

NAN reports that the fast-approaching train ran into the woman and dismembered her body.

Passersby and sympathisers, who gathered round the corpse, were shocked.

NAN also reports that in spite of burglary fencing by the Lagos State Government, some residents still encroached on the railway track.

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