Train/BRT accident: 32 survivors discharged as Remi Tinubu visits patients


At least 32 survivors from the accident involving a train and a Bus Rapid Transport conveying staff of the Lagos state government, have been discharged.

Lagos State Commissioner for Health, Prof. Akin Abayomi, at a news conference on Friday, said 32 survivors of the train and bus accident have been discharged from different hospitals in the state.

He said that 19 survivors were discharged from the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH); five from the Toll Gate Trauma Centre and eight from Orile-Agege General Hospital.

The commissioner added that the accident recorded 102 casualties including six fatalities.

While commending blood donors, Prof Abayomi said all the victims with varying degrees of life threatening injuries were admitted and treated at LASUTH.

Meanwhile Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the Wife of President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, alongside the First lady of Lagos state, Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu, were also at LASUTH to check on the condition of the victims from the accident.

Senator Tinubu described the accident as an unfortunate incident while calling for caution on the part of drivers.

The Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Professor Adetokunbo Fabamwo, stated that the hospital has not recorded any more fatalities after the 6 initially recorded. He added that through the triage, LASUTH was able to stabilize over 100 patients while referring the less severe patients to other hospitals around the state.

A relative of one of the accident victims, Rahman Barake, commended the efforts of the staff of LASUTH as well as the Lagos state government for the swift response.

Lagos state, the commercial hub of Nigeria was thrown into a panic mood on Thursday when a Lagos State Government staff bus conveying civil servants from Isolo to Alausa had a head-on collision with a train at PWD Bus-Stop, along Agege Motor Road.