Lagos Train Accident: Minister Directs NSIB To Commerce Immediate Investigation.
By Helen Udoh,Abuja.
Following the report of a collision of a passenger train and a bus conveying workers to their work places in Lagos Thursday morning, Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika has directed the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau experts to commence Immediate investigation into the accident.
Describing the accident as unfortunate, Sirika assures the public of the capacity of the Nigeria Safety Investigation Bureau to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the accident and proffer ways of preventing such in the future.
He solicits the cooperation of members of the public as investigation by the NSIB team commences.
He commiserates with the government and people of Lagos state, especially those who have lost their loved ones, on the sad event, and prays for the quick recovery of those injured in the accident.
According to reports, two persons were confirmed killed while many sustained various degrees of injuries when a moving train rammed into a BRT bus at the PWD bus stop in the Ikeja area of Lagos state on Thursday morning
James Odaudu, PhD
Special Assistant to the Minister of Aviation (Public Affairs)