PHOTOS: Two dead, many injured as train crushes Lagos Govt staff Bus at Ikeja

A Lagos State Government staff bus with registration no 04A- 48LA was on Thursday morning crushed by a moving train at PWD, Ikeja area of Lagos.

The Director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed the accident in a statement.

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

Also, a spokesman for the National Emergency Management Agency in Lagos, Ibrahim Farinloye said, “Two adult female staff of the State Government dead and several injured evacuated.”

“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.

Train cruches BRT in Lagos

A video of some victims being rescued from the wreckage has gone viral online, with many calling on the government to come to the aid of the survivors.

Newsflash Nigeria learnt that the train was coming from Agege and met the BRT bus with the Lagos state government workers on board crossing the rail to link Ikeja GRA.

Train crushes BRT in Lagos

The accident has caused a gridlock on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway for motorists coming from Oshodi around Shogunle to Ikeja-Along.

It is yet unclear the number of casualties from the incident but survivors were seen to be bloodied and injured.

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