By Jacinta Nwachukwu, Abuja.
The Minister of Transportation, Mr Mu’azu Sambo, has expressed sadness over the train accident, which occurred in the early hours of Thursday in Lagos.
This is contained in a statement by Henshaw Ogubike, Director of Press and Public Relations of the ministry, in Abuja.
Sambo had also ordered an immediate investigation into the incident.
The accident involved a Nigerian Railway Corporation passenger train and a Lagos State Government staff bus that was conveying workers to their offices in the Shogunle neighbourhood of Lagos state.
The minister sympathised with the victims, prayed for the repose of the souls of those that died and the quick recovery of the injured ones.
“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.
“We pray for those who have lost their lives that the Almighty God should grant them eternal rest and speedy recovery to the injured,” he said.
Sambo also commiserated with the families of the victims as well as the government and people of Lagos State over the incident.
He appreciated the Lagos State Government, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and members of the public for their cooperation in helping to clear the accident site and ensuring that the injured got immediate medical help.