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NEMA confirms 2 dead as train, Lagos staff bus collide

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says two bodies have been recovered at the scene of an accident involving a train and a staff bus.

Lagos-bus-train-accident Credit: Sahara Reporters

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) says two bodies have been recovered at the scene of an accident involving a train and a staff bus.

The accident happened on Thursday morning in the Sogunle area of Lagos state. 

Briefing newsmen in Lagos, Mr Ibrahim Farinloye, NEMA’s Lagos Territorial Coordinator, said the deceased were members of staff of the Lagos State Government

According to Farinloye, the state government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing while the train, on the rail, was coming into Lagos from Abeokuta.

He said that several other persons injured had been evacuated for proper medical care.

Mr Farinloye said that the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) flag Officers in charge of the area were reported to have tried to stop the driver of the bus from crossing before the accident.

Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), NEMA, Police, FRSC, Civil defence, and the  Nigerian Railway Corporation team have arrived at the scene to rescue those involved. 

NAN

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