Lagos set to compensate train-bus collision victims
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 29, 2023
A nine-member committee set up by the Lagos State Government in the aftermath of the Bus-Train collision of Thursday, March 9, 2023, on compensation of victims has submitted its report.
The victims were mainly staff of the Lagos State Government who were on their way to their different offices where the unfortunate incident occurred on the fateful day.
The state Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Fredric Oladeinde, disclosed this to newsmen.
According to Oladeinde, findings of the report showed that the accident had six fatalities from a total of 102 passengers involved, with 85 passengers on board the Staff Bus, while 17 were on the train.
Meanwhile, the committee, which consists of Permanent Secretaries from relevant Ministries of the State Public Service, was set up to identify the families of the deceased and their dependents, as well as the injured officers, and to determine appropriate compensation packages for each affected family and staff of the state government.