Following the collision involving a train and a BRT bus in Lagos on Thursday morning, the Managing Director of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), Fidet Okhiria, has gave insight into what happened.
According to reports, the Lagos State government staff bus was on the rail track in the Sogunle area of Lagos when it collided with a moving train.
According to the National Emergency Management Agency, two bodies have been discovered at the location, with several more injured (NEMA).
NRC boss Okhiria shared his account of what happened, revealing that vehicles halted when they approached the crossing, but the BRT bus continued on its journey.
“According to the information I gathered at the scene of the incident, they said many cars stopped when they got to the level crossing while the Lagos State Staff Bus driver continued moving, which I don’t know why.
“Maybe the driver thought he could pass before the train got nearer to him.
“He could not pass, and then the train crushed the bus; that is what we gathered.
“The train was coming from Ijoko to Iddo,” he shared.
Okhiria advised Lagos drivers to be more careful when going through the level crossing to avoid accidents with trains.
He urged them not to ignore the point where they ought to stop when they get to the crossing.