Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the governor of Lagos State, has expressed sympathy to those hurt in the railway accident that happened in the region this morning, March 9, about 7 a.m.
A personnel bus for the Lagos State Government was struck by a passenger train as it was traveling from Ikotun to the state secretariat, Alausa, in the state’s PWD district. Several additional bus passengers were hurt in addition to the two female victims.
Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed his gratitude for the rescue team’s efforts in a tweet posted to his Twitter account. He also prayed for the families of the victims.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the train/bus accident . The vehicle was conveying staff of the Lagos state Government, our staff who serve the state in different capacities. Let’s say a prayer for the families and a prayer of mercy and protection for our state.
My thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time. A big thank you to well- meaning Lagosians who immediately joined in rescue efforts. Our first responders and emergency services are on the ground and we will share more information shortly,” he tweeted.