So far, six deaths have now been recorded in a train and staff bus accident that occurred last Thursday morning, 9th of March.

Many passengers were injured in the accident and some were taken to the trauma centre of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).

Earlier, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reported two bodies were recovered at the scene in the Sogunle area of Lagos that day.

The Two people were confirmed dead at the spot, while the state’s governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu while speaking with journalists at LASUTH, said four of the victims were confirmed dead at the hospital.

Mr. Ibrahim Farinloye, Lagos Territorial Coordinator, NEMA, 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.

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

He 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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