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Transport minister consoles Ikeja train crash victims, orders investigation 

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The Minister of Transportation, Mu’azu  Sambo, has sympathised with victims of the Ikeja crash involving a train and Lagos State staff bus.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that two people were killed and many others injured on Thursday, when a moving train crashed into a BRT bus at the PWD bus stop in Ikeja area of the state.

Sambo also directed an immediate and full investigation into the unfortunate incident involving 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.

A statement by the Director, Press and Public Relations of the ministry, Henshaw Ogubike noted that the Minister sympathised with the victims of the unfortunate incident and prayed for the repose of the souls of those that died and quick recovery for the ones injured.

“We are saddened by the news of the accident which occurred this morning involving a train operated by the Nigerian Railway Corporation and a Lagos State staff bus, conveying workers to  their offices in the early hours of today in Shogunle, Lagos.”

“We pray for those who have lost their lives that the Almighty God should grant them eternal rest and we pray for a speedy recovery to the injured”, he said.

The Minister also commiserates with families of the victims, the government and the people of Lagos state.

He, however, appreciated the Lagos state government, the National Emergency Management Agency and members of the public for their cooperation in helping to clear the site of the incident and ensuring that the injured got immediate treatment.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Railway Police command has effectively taken over the investigation into the incident.

The commencement of the investigation followed the directive of the Transportation minister for a detailed investigation of the incident.