A police inspector, Philip Kolo and a yet-to-be-identified commercial motorcycle rider, lost their lives on Wednesday in a train crash around PWD bus stop, Ikeja, Lagos State.
The rider had reportedly attempted to beat the oncoming train and cross the rail track when they were trapped and crushed to death.
Kolo was based in Abuja and was on an official assignment with his team members in Lagos.
According to reports he train had been blaring from a distance, which made other road users to stay off its track.
It was said that passersby had cautioned the motorcycle rider to wait, but he resisted the warning in a desperate attempt to beat the train.
An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority said the incident happened around 10.30am.
The Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said the corpses had been deposited in the Lagos Mainland Hospital mortuary