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Gov Sanwo-Olu Reacts As Train Collusion With Lagos State Staff Bus Leaves Fatal Casualties

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reacted to the reports of a moving train that rammed into a state bus conveying civil servants to work.

The unfortunate crash occurred at the PWD bus stop in the Ikeja area of the state on Thursday morning.

Already, two persons have been confirmed dead by emergency responders, and 84 persons injured and rushed to nearby hospitals.

In his reaction, Governor Sanwo-Olu in a tweet said, “I am deeply saddened by the news of the train/bus accident.

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“The vehicle was conveying staff of the Lagos state government, our staff who serve the state in different capacities.

“Let’s say a prayer for the families and a prayer of mercy and protection for our state.

“My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.

“A big thank you to well meaning Lagosians who immediately joined in rescue efforts.

“Our first responders and emergency services are on ground and we will share more information shortly”, the Lagos State Governor tweeted.

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However, according to reports, the sights from the scene of the accident are gory as passersby watch in horror even as dead and injured victims were extricated from the bus which was hit right on the rail tracks.

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq said though the bus involved in the crash is the same as the regular BRT buses in the state, the bus was a staff bus of the Lagos State Government.

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Also, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency in Lagos, Ibrahim Farinloye said, “Two adult females staff of the State Government dead and several injured evacuated.”

“The State Government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing while the train coming into Lagos from Abeokuta trapped the bus on its rail,” he added.

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