The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced investigation into an accident involving a train with registration number 2215 and a Lagos State BRT staff bus with registration number 04A-48LA.
The accident occurred on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at PWD, Shogunle on Agege Motor Road, Ikeja, Lagos State.
A statement issued by General Manager, Public Affairs, NSIB, Tunji Oketunbi said: “This accident investigation marks the first train accident investigation embarked upon by the Bureau since its establishment under the NSIB Act 2022”.
Oketunbi added: “The NSIB, hereby, solicit information from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidence to help assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation. The Bureau can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org and aib Nigeria on its social media platforms. The Bureau can also be reached on its emergency line +234-807-709-0909.
“The NSIB is a multimodal investigation agency charged with the mandate to investigate transportation accidents and serious incidents in Nigeria with the aim of identifying the probable causes and proffer safety recommendations that can prevent reoccurrence”.
Meanwhile, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has visited injured victims of the crash at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.
Already, six persons have been confirmed dead by emergency responders, and