The Lagos State staff bus and moving train collided on Thursday in PWD/Sogunle, Ikeja, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, resulting in six deaths, according to the governor.
Following the incident on Thursday, Mr. Sanwo-Olu provided an update at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), stating that 85 passengers, including staff members’ dependents, were involved.
As the bus was struck by a moving train, two women were immediately pronounced dead.
The governor reported that eight people had minor injuries, 42 had moderate injuries, and 29 had major injuries.
Six fatalities have unfortunately been reported; two of them were brought in dead from the scene, and four more died in LASUTH, according to Mr. Sanwo-Olu.
“85 passengers were in the bus from the immediate statistics that was conducted and to separate various degrees of injuries 42 were classified as moderate injuries, 29 were classified as serious injuries while 8 were mild injuries.”
According to Mr. Sanwo-Olu, the bus driver was operating the vehicle carelessly and was detained by the police for questioning.
“At about 7:30 in the morning a bus number 33, which is one the Lagos state staff bus. This morning bus number 33 moving towards from Isolo and heading towards Alausa with 85 passengers, mostly civil servants, with a few dependents had a very fatal accident at the rail crossing around PWD in Sogunle,” he said.
“The driver, I’m told, has handed himself over to the Lagos State police command. So he’s currently with the police command and so we have not been able to ask him questions and inquiries about what happened.”
While pointing out that there is enough blood on hand to treat the casualties, Mr. Sanwo-Olu urged people to provide more blood to the hospital bank.
In the governor’s contest on March 18, the incumbent governor is running for reelection.