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Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Lagos train accident: Sanwo-Olu declares 3 days mourning, suspends campaign

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has declared three days of mourning and suspended his political campaigns in honour of the victims of a train/bus accident that claimed six lives and left 79 passengers injured on Thursday in Lagos.

The governor confirmed that six passengers died.

He said two died on the spot, four died in the hospital, and 79 others sustained various degrees of injuries.

Sanwo-Olu described the accident as “totally avoidable.”

He also directed flags to be flown at half-mast throughout the period.

The Governor  said it is, “a trying period” for the state.

Sanwo-Olu directed that all offices should close at noon today.

“Lagos is in a state of mourning and for the next three days, I am suspending all campaign activities.

“All flags will be flown at half-mast and tomorrow (today) all civil servants will work till noon before returning home to be with their loved ones during this trying time,” he said.

The governor added: “There were 85 passengers on board the bus and the accident claimed the lives of six workers.

“According to the LASUTH classification scale, there are 42 moderate, 29 serious and eight mild injuries.”

He ordered a detailed investigation of the train incident.

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