Nigeria to build overpasses at railway crossings

The Nigeria Railways Corporation says it has begun building overhead bridges and underpasses at all level crossings in the city of Lagos in order to avoid accidents.

The head of the railway company is quoted by local media as saying that the construction of barriers at these crossings in the past had not helped.

This is because they were vandalised soon after being erected or hit by vehicles.

He criticised Nigerians for not adhering to traffic regulations and urged motorists to be more cautious at level crossings.

It comes after a collision between a passenger bus and train last week in Lagos that left three people dead.

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