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BREAKING: Train crushes govt staff bus in Lagos [PHOTOS]

Many civil servants have been injured after a passenger train crushed a Lagos State Government staff bus at PWD area of the state on Thursday morning.

POLITICS NIGERIA learned that the incident happened around past 7am.

The spokesman of the Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in Lagos State, Taofiq Adebayo, confirmed the incident and said rescue operation is ongoing.

“The accident recorded many casualties as the bus is fully loaded with govt staff going to office this morning,” Adebayo 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,” he added.

In a statement, the Permanent Secretary (PS) of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, confirmed two deaths.

His statement reads: “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 was 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 the 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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