May 21, 2024

Train-Bus Accident: 30 passengers Still on Hospital Admission

30 passengers involved in the Lagos Train-Bus accident are still on hospital admission seven days after the accident.

Six out of the102 passengers lost their lives and 66 others treated and discharged till date.

The State Commissioner for Health, Professor Akin Abayomi in an update on the situation as at Wednesday, March 15, disclosed that out of the 102 passengers involved in the accident, 30 are still on hospital admission at three different locations.

According to Abayomi, a total number of 66 passengers of the ill-fated staff bus are successfully treated and discharged from five locations where they were admitted.

He disclosed that 26 of the 71 passengers admitted into LASUTH are also still on hospital admission while 45 others have been successfully treated and discharged from the Teaching Hospital.

According to Abayomi, unfortunately, a total of six passengers lost their lives to the incident; two killed at the site of the accident and four others died during resuscitation at LASUTH.

The commissioner also disclosed, “out of the four passengers admitted into the General Hospital, Lagos, only two are still on hospital admission receiving treatment; two others out of the six admitted at the Gbagada General Hospital, are still recovering”.

A total of 102 persons were involved in the Lagos train-staff bus accident which occurred on Thursday March 9 at the Sogunle railway crossing, Ikeja.

During rescue operations by combined team of Lagos safety and security officials, 100 victims were taken to LASUTH for triage and two bodies recovered at the scene deposited at the hospital morgue.

After the initial triage by the combined team of Lagos State emergency management personnel, 71 passengers were admitted to LASUTH, 4 were taken to General Hospital, Lagos, 10 were taken to General Hospital, Orilẹ Agege, six were admitted at the General Hospital, Gbagada while five others were taken to the Tollgate Trauma Centre.
Lagos State

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