Minister directs NSIB to investigate Lagos train accident

Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika


The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, has directed the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) to commence an immediate investigation into the Lagos train accident Thursday morning.

A moving train heading to Lagos from Abeokuta collided with a Lagos State Government staff bus conveying passengers to work in the Shogunle area of Oshodi in Lagos State Thursday.

Reports said that train dragged the bus from Shogunle to the PWD area of Ikeja before grinding to a halt.

Two women have been confirmed dead in the accident while many others sustained injuries.

“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,” a statement released by Sirika’s Special Assistant on Public Affairs, James Odaudu, said.

The Minister assured the public of the capacity of the NSIB to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the accident and proffer ways of preventing such in the future.


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