Train-Bus Collision: Sanwoolu Appeals for Public Blood Donation for Survivors

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwoolu appeals for public blood donation for survivors of the train-bus collision which happened earlier roday.

The Governor who was at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH to ascertain extent of the disaster, said blood donation for the survivors of the train-bus collision is dire.

Sanwoolu empathized with the affected passengers describing the incident as “highly avoidable”.

Commiserating with the passengers of the train-bus Collision most of who are civil servants, Sanwoolu announced that he is suspending his re-election campaign for three days and ordered all flags to be flown at half mast.

“This was a totally avoidable incident that simply required patience and the need to follow proper transportation protocol”, said Sanwoolu.

The Governor on his Twitter handle commended the medical professionals at the Surgical Emergency Ward of LASUTH for their prompt response to the patients who were rushed to the hospital.

“The team at LASUTH expertly setup an outdoor triage centre which has contributed in saving lives, speeding up injury level profiling and supporting immediate critical action”, he noted.

He disclosed, “there were 85 passengers on board the bus with 6 deaths, 42 (with) moderate injuries, 29 (with)serious and 8 (with) mild injuries according to the LASUTH classification scale”.

The governor declared a state of mourning for three days, also announced half-day of work for all civil servants in order to be with their loved ones during the trying time.
“It is still a critical period for some of the patients as we continue to call for blood donations across different state government medical facilities. This is a call for our humanity to rise above all”.

Earlier, the permanent secretary Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA), Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu disclosed that a Lagos State Rapid Bus Transit carrying Staff of the state government was involved in a collision with a train at PWD area of Lagos A eokuta expressway.

He explained that a collaborative effort of safety and security agencies including Road Safety, Lagos State Transport Management Agency, LASEM, LASAMBUS, Police and Nigeria Army were involved and a high capacity recovery truck used to recover the bus which was towed away while the train equally was moved from the scene.

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