Many people have been feared dead in the early morning accident involving a BRT Bus and a Train around Ikeja axis, Lagos State.
In an emergency alert shared by a twitter user, @Truthfully83 – the BRT Bus filled with passengers was said to have collided with the train, leaving scores injured while many feared dead.
The twitter user called on Nigerians to reshare the post, noting that the victims of the accident required urgent medical attention.
“There is an accident between a BRT bus, carrying passengers, and a train around Ikeja, Lagos state. The casualty figure can not be ascertained at the moment, but the victims need urgent medical assistance,” he tweeted.
According to eyewitness report, the BRT bus carrying Lagos State workers got crushed by the train while trying to cross the railway crossing at Shogunle.
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There is an accident between a BRT bus, carrying passengers, and a train around Ikeja, Lagos state. The casualty figure can not be assertained at the moment, but the victims need urgent medical assistance.
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— 99% OPPRESSED (@Truthfully83) March 9, 2023
“The BRT bus was crossing the railway track at Shogunle when it got hit by the train. The BRT bus shouldn’t have attempted to cross because the train was already nearbye.
“Many people who are mostly Lagos State workers are inside the BRT bus and I cannot give account of the
number of injured for now.
“The train ran into the BRT bus at Shogunle and dragged it along the rail track up to PwD area” an eye witness told the Nigerian Tribune exclusively.
Confirming the incident to the Nigerian Tribune, Spokesman of the Lagos State Emergency Management Authority (LASEMA), Nosa Okunbor said that the bus was carrying Lagos State workers.
He however declined to give the exact number of the dead, stating that he will soon issue a statement.
As at the time of filing in this report, a large crowd of sympathisers were busy evacuating the dead and injured.