Tinubu Condoles with Victims of Ikeja Train Accident 
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Tinubu Condoles with Victims of Ikeja Train Accident 

The President-Elect, Bola Ahmed Tinubu has condoled with families of the victims of a collision involving a train and Lagos State staff bus in the Ikeja area of Lagos state.

In his condolence message issued by his media aide, Tunde Rahman, Tinubu said, “I offer my sincere condolences to the victims and families affected by the gory incident involving a train and a bus in the Ikeja area of Lagos State earlier today. I am praying for all, including those who died and those who sustained injuries in the tragic and unfortunate incident.”

The President-elect added that his thoughts are with them and the Lagos State Government. Also, he noted that he will continue to follow emergency response efforts closely and offer support to ensure that survivors and others involved receive the best care.

How did the accident happen?

During the early hours of today, a moving train rammed into a Lagos state bus conveying civil servants to work. The accident happened when the State Government staff bus trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing was trapped by the train coming into Lagos from Abeokuta.

LASTMA blames the driver for the accident 

Addressing newsmen, The Director of the Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, said the driver was not patient enough.

Taofiq said, “The driver was supposed to have waited for the train because he still had time. It wasn’t 8 am yet, so why the rush?” He also hinted that “the train dragged the bus to an extent while some people were also fast to have jumped out of the bus, some were trapped.”

Six persons have been confirmed dead by emergency responders, and over 82 injured persons are receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.

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