Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered a three days mourning period in honour of the victims of the unfortunate bus-train accident that occurred in Lagos on Thursday 9 March 2023.
The Governor said he will suspend all campaign activities and also ordered all flags to be flown at half-mast.
Sanwo-Olu announced that all civil servants will work till 12 noon before on Friday 10 March 2023 before returning home to be with their loved ones during this trying time.
Governor, who visited the scene of the accident and the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to understand the condition of the victims of the bus-train accident, said the team at LASUTH expertly set up an outdoor triage centre which has contributed to saving lives, speeding up injury level profiling and supporting immediate critical action.
According to him, the accident was a totally avoidable incident that simply required patience and the need to follow proper transportation protocol.
He explained that there were 85 passengers on board the bus, six deaths were recorded, 42 persons sustained moderate injuries, 29 sustained serious injuries and eight persons sustained mild injuries according to the LASUTH classification scale.
“It is still a critical period for some of the patients as we continue to call for blood donations across different state government medical facilities. This is a call for our humanity to rise above all. I also thank LASEMA, the security agencies, staff and students of LASUTH,” he added.
The accident involved a Nigerian Railway Corporation passenger train and a Lagos State Government staff bus that was conveying workers to their offices in the Shogunle area of Lagos State.