Lagos State governor, Babajide Snawo-Olu has revealed that seven persons have been confirmed dead in the accident on Thursday involving a moving train and Lagos State staff bus in PWD/Sogunle, Ikeja.
After the incident occurred on Thursday, the governor gave an update at Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). In his update, he stated that 85 passengers, including dependants of the staff, were involved in the accident.
At the accident scene, two women were immediately declared dead after the bus was crushed by a moving train.
The governor also said that 29 persons suffered serious injuries, 42 suffered moderate injuries while eight persons suffered mild injuries.
While narrating further, the sympathetic situation, Mr Sanwo-Olu said, “Unfortunately we have recorded six fatalities, two were brought in dead from the site while we have four additional deaths in LASUTH,”
“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.”
On the update of the driver of the vehicle, Mr Sanwo-Olu disclosed that he was reckless in his driving and has been arrested 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.”
Mr Sanwo-Olu, he encouraged the public to donate more blood to the hospital bank, after noting that there is enough blood to treat the victims.