Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu is at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) to visit persons injured in the train accident which occurred on Thursday morning.
He is accompanied by the Commissioner for Health Prof. Akin Abayomi and the Chief Medical Director of LASUTH, Prof. Adetokunbo Fabanwo.
A moving train collided with a Lagos State government staff bus between Sogunle and Ikeja.
The Governor, who commiserated with families bereaved in the accident, prayed to God to grant the deceased eternal rest.
Sanwo-Olu, in a statement, thanked Lagosians who joined the first responders in the search and rescue operation, saying the true spirit of Lagos must be sustained at all times.
“A big thank you to well-meaning Lagosians who immediately joined in rescue efforts. Our first responders and emergency services are on the ground and we will share more information shortly,” he said.
The Governor also promised to give updates on the incident as necessary.
The number of casualties is yet to be ascertained, but the injured are receiving treatment at the emergency tents set up in the helipad inside the hospital.