Two dead in Lagos train crash – NEMA

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The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in Lagos has confirmed that two bodies have been recovered following the collision of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) bus with a passenger train in Lagos state on Thursday morning

The spokesperson for Lagos state NEMA, Ibrahim Farinloye, disclosed in a live appearance with Channels Television.

He said, “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,” “

Speaking also in a statement, the director-general of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, (LASEMA) Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said, “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 address.

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

“Unfortunately, two adults were confirmed dead and several people seriously injured.

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

“The agency’s LRT at Cappa alongside LRT at C3, LRU paramedics at C3, Onipanu, Cappa, LASAMBUS officials, Nigeria Police Force, LASTMA, LNSC and Nigerian Army are responders present at the scene of incident.”

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