Orhuwhoru town in Udu local government area of Delta State has been thrown into mourning after a passenger train plying Itakpe – Warri railway today crushed a mother and her child to death.
It was gathered the incident occurred around 3:40pm in the Aragba area of the community.
According to reports, the woman, a moi-moi seller and her daughter, a teenager, were walking on the rail tracks when the unfortunate incident happened.
Though details of the incident were sketchy as at the time of filing this report, sources said on hearing the sound of the train, the daughter tried to get her mother out of the tracks but was knocked down alongside the mother.
While the mother was run over by the train, the daughter appeared to have been knocked off the rail tracks where her body laid.
The accident scene seems to be an elevated area of the rail way, which may explain why the victims could not escape the train.
It was gathered the train was bound for the Ujevwu Train Station in Udu and scheduled to return to Itakpe in Kogi state this evening.
A source at the train station disclosed the train was yet to return as youths of the area had allegedly mobilized to the spot of the accident.
Acting Delta Police spokesman, DSP Bright Edafe, promised to get back to our reporter, but was yet to do so as of press time.