Train Crash: Sanwo-Olu Suspends Campaigns, Declares Flag Flown At Half-mast

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Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared political campaigns suspended and national flags to be flown at half-mast to commensurate the victims of the train crash in the state.


Several people were injured after a passenger train crushed into a Lagos State Government staff bus on its way from Ikotun en route to Alausa, the state secretariat, at the PWD area Ikeja on Thursday morning.


Sanwoolu's Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, stated the declaration by the Governor on his Twitter handle.


He said, “Breaking: Gov @jidesanwoolu suspends campaigns, enjoins others to show the true spirit of Lagos. He thanks all medical personnel and other officials who responded promptly to the incident. 


“Gov directs flags be flown at half mast and workers to observe a half day of work tomorrow.”


The casualties recorded in the incident (as of the time) include 85 passengers on board and six deaths, 42 moderate injuries, 29 serious injuries, and eight mild injuries.

Train Crash: Sanwo-Olu Suspends Campaigns, Declares Flag Flown At Half-mast

Train Crash: Sanwo-Olu Suspends Campaigns, Declares Flag Flown At Half-mast
Accident Victims


Statement from Lagos Government

The falsehood peddled on social media that victims of the train accident at Ikeja were left unattended to is wicked and mischievous. Pure ignorance.


Victims were  speedily evacuated to LASUTH. They were attended to outside the emergency Centre to classify their injuries. Normal medical procedure in an emergency.


Survivors have since undergone various stages of treatment and admitted into wards.


LASUTH has displayed excellence and commitment to ensure all patients are stable and discharged promptly.


It is inhuman for anyone to go on social media to peddle rumours when families grieve over the loss of their loved ones.


Credit: The Lagos State Government

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