Lagos government confirms two dead, several others injured in train, bus collision



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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency has confirmed that two adults have died while others were severally injured in the accident that happened on Thursday morning.

Around after 7am this morning, a passenger train crushed a Lagos State Government staff bus at PWD area, off Old Works Road of the state.

Giving a situation report of, the Permanent Secretary of LASEMA, Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, in a statement he made available, confirmed the casualties, saying that rescue effect were ongoing.

He said, “on arrival of the agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a Viale BRT bus with an unknown registration number and a train was involved in an accident at the above mentioned address.

“Investigation gathered revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving on the part of the BRT bus driver while trying to beat the train traffic signal before the moving train rammed into the BRT bus.

“Unfortunately, two adults were confirmed dead and several people seriously injured.

“The injured victims have been administered first aid treatment by the agency’s medical team (paramedics) and LASAMBUS officials, well stabilized and being transported to trauma center at LASUTH Ikeja for further treatment.

“The agency’s LRT at Cappa alongside LRT at C3, LRU paramedics at C3, Onipanu, Cappa, LASAMBUS officials, Nigeria Police Force, LASTMA, LNSC and Nigerian Army are responders present at the scene of incident. Operation ongoing.”