At least three staff members of the Lagos State Government have died and about 84 others injured in a collision between a train and a staff bus on the rail track at Ikeja Along, Sogunle area of the state.
It was learnt that the BRT, which was conveying staff of the state government to work, wanted to cross the rail line when it was trapped by the moving train.
The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.
“Three bodies of staff members (two females and a male) of the State Government, have been recovered. Eighty-four were rescued alive to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital Ikeja.
“The State Government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing while the train coming into Lagos from Abeokuta (Ogun State) trapped the bus on its rail,” he said.