Official: Three Confirmed Dead, 84 Injured In Lagos Train Crash



No fewer than Three (3) persons have been confirmed dead after a collision between a train and a bus occurred in Lagos on Thursday morning.

Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, permanent secretary of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), who confirmed the incident disclosed that 84 people were seriously injured in the crash.

“On arrival of the agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a Viale BRT bus with an unknown registration number and a train were involved in an accident at the above mentioned location.

“Investigation gathered revealed that the immediate cause of the incident was due to reckless driving from part of the BRT bus driver while trying to beat the train road signal before the moving train rammed into the BRT bus.

“Unfortunately, Three (3) adults ( two females one male) confirmed dead and 84 people are seriously injured.

“The injured victims have been administered first aid treatment by the agency’s medical team (paramedics) and LASAMBUS officials and were well stabilized before being transported to Ikeja General Hospital and trauma center for further treatment.

“The agency pre hospital care unit, LASAMBUS officials, Nigeria Police Force, LASTMA, LNSC and Nigerian Army are responders present at the scene of incident.

“Operation is ongoing as more updates to follow.”

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