A Lagos State Government staff bus with registration no 04A- 48LA conveying civil servants to work, was rammed by a moving train, on Thursday, 9th March, 2023, at PWD Ikeja area of Lagos.
Three persons have been confirmed dead by emergency responders, and over 82 persons injured and rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, in Ikeja.
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.
Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has visited injured victims of the crash at LASUTH were he said:
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the train/bus accident . The vehicle was conveying staff of the Lagos state government, our staff who serve the state in different capacities,” the governor said in a statement.
“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.”
Fatal cases of vehicle-train collision have resulted in casualties over the years as stakeholders and safety experts have repeatedly called for preventive measures to stop the recurrence but not much can be said to have been done by the concerned authorities.
Story: Christy Dung