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Several passengers were feared dead on Thursday morning as a train and a BRT Bus collided in the Ikeja area of Lagos. Sending fear to the people in the neighbourhood as there were lots of
casualties. The Lagos State Government Staff Bus conveying civil servants and their dependants from Isolo to Alausa had a head-on collision with a commercial train at PWD Bus-Stop, along Agege Motor Road, in Lagos State. The accident occurred at 7:30 am leaving many of the civil servants and their dependants on the bus with varying degrees of injuries.

The train collided with the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle causing it to be dragged from the Ikeja Along area to Shogunle,” he added. The victims of the train accident were rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) and they were promptly attended to by the medical personnel who created a triage, emergency tents within the hospital to attend urgently to those involved in the accident.

Governor. BabajideSanwo-Olu, arrived LASUTH few hours after the accident to see the injured staff of the State Government, expressed his sadness over the unfortunate incident and sympathised with the victims. The Governor said six fatalities were recorded. Two deaths recorded at the scene of the accident while four people died at ICU and during surgical operations. He assured victims and members of the public that the investigation is ongoing on the accident. He disclosed that the driver of the bus is currently in the custody of the Police

Governor Sanwo-Olu commended the LUTH staff, Emergency team and other medical practitioners for their prompt response in saving lives. Governor Sanwo-Olu also encouraged members of the public who want to donate blood to come forth and donate blood to restock the LASUTH blood bank. He has ordered a 3 day cancellations of his public engagements and his campaigns in the memory of the dead and wounded.


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