“Up to now, 84 folks have been rescued alive and brought to the hospital … (and) the overall deaths to date is six together with those that died on the hospital,” mentioned Farinloye. All the injured folks have been from the bus, nobody on the prepare was harm, he mentioned.
Prepare and truck accidents are frequent in lots of Nigerian cities the place site visitors rules are often not adhered to, say native residents. They’re a significant issue in Lagos, Nigeria’s largest metropolis and industrial hub, regardless of robust penalties launched by authorities in recent times to attempt to curb the crashes.
The bus driver concerned in Thursday’s crash disobeyed the site visitors sign, mentioned Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, secretary with the Lagos State Emergency Administration Company. In accordance with Oke-Osanyintolu, the fast reason behind the incident was the bus driver’s reckless driving during which he tried to beat the prepare site visitors sign earlier than the prepare hit him.
Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, mentioned he was deeply saddened by the information and known as for blood donations. “Let’s say a prayer for the households and a prayer of mercy and safety for our state,” he tweeted.
Related Press journalist Dan Ikpoyi in Lagos, Nigeria contributed.