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UPDATE: Two dead as LASEMA blames BRT driver for train collision



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The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) has confirmed that two persons have died and several injured in a train and bus collision at PwD, Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday morning.

The general manager of LASEMA, Dr Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu said that the accident occurred due to the reckless driving of the BRT driver.

“On arrival of the agency’s response team at the scene of incident, it was discovered that a Viale BRT bus 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.

Onlookers surround the bus at the scene of the accident at PwD, Ikeja, Lagos BRT Bus


“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 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,” the LASEMA boss said.

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