The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu Jaji Sambo has expressed sadness over the train accident which occurred in the early hours of Thursday in Lagos.
The accident involved a moving train and a BRT bus belonging to the Lagos State government.
Six persons were confirmed dead while many others were injured in the accident that occurred at the PWD bus stop in the Shogunle area of Lagos.
Witnesses at the scene reported that the driver of the BRT bus was attempting to cross the rail track when the oncoming train ran into it.
Sambo, in a statement sympathised with the victims of the unfortunate incident and prayed for the repose of the souls of those that died and quick recovery for the ones injured.
The Minister also ordered an immediate and full investigation into the unfortunate incident.
“We are saddened by the news of the accident which occurred on Thursday involving a train operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation and a Lagos State staff bus, conveying workers to their offices in the early hours of Thursday in Shogunle, Lagos.
“We pray for those who have lost their lives that the Almighty God should grant them eternal rest and we pray for a speedy recovery to the injured”, he said.
The Minister also commiserated with the families of the victims as well as the Government and people of Lagos state over the incident.
He appreciated the Lagos State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and members of the public for their cooperation in helping to clear the site of the incident and ensuring that the injured got immediate treatment.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Railway Police command has effectively taken over the investigation into the incident as a result of the directive of the Minister for a detailed investigation of the incident