Train/BRT Crash: Death Toll Hit 7 As Survivor Blames Driver, ‘We Begged Him to Wait But He Refused

Seven persons have now been confirmed dead, while dozens others sustained injuries in the accident involving a moving train and a Lagos State government Staff bus, at Shogunle area of Ikeja, Lagos on Thursday.

Meanwhile, one of the survivors of the ghastly accident, simply called Titilayo, has revealed that they begged the driver of the bus to wait for the train to pass, but he refused.

The middle-aged female staff of Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH, Ikeja, who sustained injuries on her lower limbs, sad, “I boarded the staff bus while going to work this morning (yesterday). The incident happened around 7.15am. When we got to the intersection at PWD in Ikeja, the driver continued driving.

“Passengers inside the bus, including myself, begged him to wait for the train to pass before crossing, but he didn’t listen.

“Midway, just before he could finish crossing the rail tracks, the accident happened. Many of us were rushed here, while five others were taken to Gbagada General Hospital.”

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