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Sirika directs NSIB to investigate Lagos train accident

Nigeria’s Aviation Minister, Hadi Sirika has directed the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) to commence an immediate investigation into the Lagos train accident that occurred on Thursday morning.

A moving train heading to Lagos from Abeokuta collided with a Lagos State government staff bus conveying passengers to work in the Shogunle area of Oshodi, Lagos State.

In a statement by his Special Assistant, Public Affairs, James Odaudu, the minister described the accident as “unfortunate”.

“The minister solicits the cooperation of members of the public as investigation by the NSIB team commences,” the statement said.

Mr Sirika also assured the public of the capacity of the NSIB to “unravel the immediate and remote causes” of the accident and proffer ways of preventing future occurrence.

Reporting by Nosa Aituamen; Editing by Julian Osamoto and Tony Okerafor