The widow of a Tulse Hill dad-of-four who died in the Potters Bar rail crash cried as she told an inquest how much she missed her husband.

Alexander Ogunwusi, 42, a Nigerian prince, of Albury Lodge on the Roupell Park estate in Upper Tulse Hill, was killed along with five other passengers when the high speed train he was on derailed on May 10, 2002, after running over faulty points.

Mr Ogunwusi, a recently qualified lawyer at immigration law firm Afrifa and Partners in Oval, had taken the train to Cambridge to meet a client instead of going by car so that he could relax on the journey, an inquest in to the rail disaster in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, heard.

His wife of 13 years, Olusola Ogunwusi, told the jury: "I miss him daily. He took care of the kids. We all miss him. He was a good husband."

She added: "There's no word I can use to describe the loss of Alex in our house."

She said Mr Ogunwusi had been "so happy" when he passed his law exams and had begun work as a trainee solicitor just two weeks before the crash on the approach to Potters Bar train station.

The inquest heard last week Mr Ogunwusi had tried to get up and walk away, despite suffering fatal chest injuries after being flung through a window of the derailed train and on to the tracks.

He later died in hospital because his chest had been crushed.

The 12.45pm London to King's Lynn train derailed at close to 100mph, killing six passengers, one passerby and injuring 76.

Part of the train ended up wedged between the station platforms and building structures.

Mr Ogunwusi was survived by his wife, and four children - Janet, Samuel, Margaret and Hannah.