Hadi Sirika, the minister of aviation, on Thursday, revealed that personnel of the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) have been instructed “to move quickly” to probe the fatal rail accident that happened in Lagos on Monday.
POLITICS NIGERIA had reported how two people died and several others were seriously injured when a train rammed into a Bus rapid transit (BRT) conveying Lagos state civil servants this morning.
Witnesses at the scene said the bus was attempting to cross the rail track when an oncoming train rammed into it.
The train reportedly dragged the bus from Shogunle to the PWD area of Ikeja.
My heart goes out to those who lost their lives in today’s train crash & those who got injured as well as Government & people of Lagos. Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau experts have been directed to move quickly. We solicit public cooperation as investigation commences, pls🇳🇬
— Hadi Abubakar Sirika (@hadisirika) March 9, 2023
Reacting to the incident, the Minister wrote on his official Twitter handle: “My heart goes out to those who lost their lives in today’s train crash & those who got injured as well as Government and people of Lagos.
“Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau experts have been directed to move quickly. We solicit public cooperation as investigation commences, please.”
May the souls of the departed ones find rest and healing for the wounded ones
This was really terrible because I witness this morning on the rail way PWD bypass
It’s a terrible news to behold this morning that some persons who said their goodbyes to their loved ones before leaving home for work will not be welcomed home at the end of the day! Safety has been so much relegated in our society. Are there no longer barricades controlled by marshals at rail lines close to vehicular routes like we used to have in Kaduna in the 90’s? This occurrence is becoming one too many.
May the souls of the departed rest in peace.