LASEMA says no loss of life as passenger bus collides with train at oshodi


The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) on Monday said there was no loss of life as passenger bus collided with a train at oshodi.

In a statement, Director General /CEO of the Agency, Dr Olufemi Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, said the agency successfully extricated the passengers and noted that there was no loss of life.

She added that the casualties had been provided with on-site medical care and discharged.

“The agency received distress calls at 8.12 am on the above. Upon arrival at the scene, it was discovered that a passenger car (numbered) GGE 972 GE with six passengers had veered onto the train tracks while crossing the rail at PWD inward Oshodi and subsequently collided with a scheduled commuter train.

“The bus was then dragged along for a stretch of the journey before the train managed to come to a complete halt.

“The Agency was able to successfully extricate the passengers and note that there was no loss of life.

“Casualties have been provided with on site medical care and discharged,” Oke-Osanyintolu said.

She reminded members of the public, especially drivers of commuter buses, to obey traffic regulations to prevent injuries and transport delays.

She also stated that the wreckage of the bus had been safely removed to allow for free flow of commuter traffic.

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