A train and BRT Bus have collided in the Ikeja area of Lagos on Thursday morning.
Several passengers are feared dead, while many others are injured following the impact of the collision.
Eyewitness said the train was coming from Agege and met a BRT vehicle with the Lagos state government workers on board crossing the rail to link Ikeja GRA.
It was uncertain the number of casualties but the BRT bus was smeared with the fresh blood of victims in a video obtained by DAILY GIST on Thursday.
The accident has caused a gridlock on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway from for motorists coming from Oshodi around Shogunle to Ikeja-Along.
The spokesperson for the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Ibrahim Farinloye, confirmed the incident.
“Two bodies, all staff of the State Government, have been recovered and several injured persons have been evacuated.
The State Government staff bus was trying to cross the PWD/Sogunle rail crossing while the train coming into Lagos from Abeokuta (Ogun State) trapped the bus on its rail,” he said.
BREAKING: Train, BRT Bus Collide In Lagos, Many Dead pic.twitter.com/k0TqXAvpz8
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