Lagos bus/train accident: NCRIB commiserates with victims, LASG

Lagos bus/train accident

The Lagos State Government and the victims of Thursday’s train crash that involved a staff bus and resulted in six fatalities and numerous injuries received condolences from the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) on Thursday.

In a statement released in Lagos and signed by Mr. Rotimi Edu, president of the NCRIB, the council expressed its condolences.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), on Thursday morning, a train run by the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) and a staff bus for the Lagos state government collided at the Sogunle/Ikeja axis of the state.

At least six bus passengers have been confirmed dead, and 80 more have suffered various injuries.

The ill-fated bus, with Lagos registration number 04A- 48LA, number 33, was heading to Alausa, Ikeja from Isolo, and in the process of beating other motorists at the PWD rail crossing, collided with a moving train.

Edu said the death of the six victims and injury sustained by many others, who were mainly public servants with the state government, was disheartening.

The council’s president called for proper management and control of railway authority’s level crossing, especially in busy or high density areas to avert similar disaster in the future.

Edu assured that any of the victims’ dependents or those injured and were insured would be adequately compensated by the insurance industry.

He commended Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu for declaring three-days of mourning, including a halt of electioneering campaigns in honour of the victims. (NAN)

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