Nigeria3 Die As Train, Staff Bus Collide In Lagos

3 Die As Train, Staff Bus Collide In Lagos


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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.

Scene of the accident where a train collided with BRT Bus

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.

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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.

He said that several other persons injured had been evacuated for proper medical care.

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.


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