A train that derailed on Thursday morning has left three persons dead at Abbatoir area of Agege, Lagos.

The Lagos State police spokesman, Olarinde Famous-Cole, confirmed the incident in a telephone call.

He noted that the train also rammed into a trailer, injuring many and leaving other victims dead.

"We just got the information. Our policemen and those attached to the railway command are in control of the situation,” he said.

The Police PRO later confirmed that three persons have been killed in the accident.

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