Scores feared injured and three confirmed dead as a train rammed into a BRT bus belonging to the Lagos state government while conveying state’s employees to work at the old secretariat, GRA in Ikeja, on Thursday morning of March 9th, 2023.
The Lagos Territorial Office Coordinator of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye who confirmed the incident said that, the victims were all staff of the Lagos State government, at the level crossing of PWD/Sogunle, in Ikeja local government area of Lagos State.
It was gathered at the scene that the driver of the bus refused to follow instructions from the level crossing keepers of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), who ordered him to stop for the incoming train.
In the NEMA statement, Farinloye said “two bodies all of staff of the state dead and several injured evacuated. The state government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail while the train coming into Lagos from Abeokuta trapped the bus on the trail”.
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