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FRSC Corps Marshal Commiserates With Lagos train crash victims

...Admonishes relevant authorities to construct level crossing railway gates

by Mustapha Salisu
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By Mustapha Salisu

The Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Dauda Ali Biu has expressed his heartfelt sympathy for the victims of the fatal crash that involved a moving train and the Lagos State Staff Bus at PWD railway crossing along Agege motor road, Lagos on Thursday.

The Corps Marshal also admonished relevant authorities to construct level crossing railway gates to enhance safety in train operations across the country.

This was contained in a statement issued to PRIME TIME NEWS by by the Corps Public Education Officer, ACM. Bisi Kazeem.

Bisi disclosed that, the Corp Marshal While also calling on traders to avoid the unwholesome practice of displaying wears around or on rail tracks, he also cautioned all categories of road users, to desist from undue interference with rail tracks whether or not the rails are been engaged by trains.

According to him, the crashed Marcopolo bus with registration number 04A-48LA  conveyed 85 passengers out of which 2 adult occupants were confirmed dead at the spot while 4 died later at the hospital and  the remaining 79 occupants who sustained various degrees of injuries were rescued and are presently receiving treatment at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Biu commiserated with the families of the dead and also wished the injured quick recovery and the families of the deceased the fortitude to bear the losses.

He commended the FRSC team and all first responders like Nigeria Police, LASEMA, LASTMA for prompt rescue of the victims and promised that the crash will be investigated.

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