Two Killed As Train Crashes Into Lagos Staff Bus
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on March 9, 2023
At least two staff members of the Lagos State Government have died and several others injured in a collision between a train and a staff bus on the rail track at Ikeja Along, Sogunle area of the state.
It was gathered that the BRT, which was conveying staff of the state government to work, wanted to cross the rail line when it was trapped by the moving train.
The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, who confirmed the incident said two bodies of female staff (members) of the State Government, have been recovered and several injured persons have been evacuated.
He said the State Government staff bus was trying to cross the Persons With Disabilities/Sogunle rail crossing while the train coming into Lagos from Abeokuta (Ogun State) trapped the bus on its rail.
However, the spokesperson for the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Taofiq Adebayo said the incident happened around past 7am today, revealing that the accident recorded many casualties as the bus is fully loaded with government staff going to office this morning.