Lagos, Nigeria – Three (3) lives have been claimed on Thursday morning when a train and a bus conveying staff of Lagos State Government collided in Sogunle area of the state.
While briefing the press, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says three bodies – two females and a male have been recovered at the scene of the accident.
It was gathered likewise that at least eighty-eight (88) people are injured in the incident.
The Lagos Territorial Coordinator of NEMA, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye told newsmen in Lagos that the deceased were members of staff of the Lagos State Government
Farinloye said that the state government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing while the train, on the rail, was coming into Lagos from Abeokuta, NAN reports.
Likewise, the coordinator said that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) flag Officers were reported to have tried to stop the driver of the bus from crossing before the accident.
Emergency responders at the event are the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), NEMA, Police, FRSC, Civil defense , and the Nigerian Railway Corporation team.