Train Crash: Sanwo-Olu Suspends Campaigns, Directs Flag Be Flown At Half-Mast

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Has Declared Three Days Mourning For Victims Of The Train/Bus Accident That Occurred At Shogunle Area Of The State.

07:19 PM WAT, Thu March 09, 2023

In reaction to the train crush with a staff bus at Ikeja area of Lagos state, that happened on Thursday, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has declared that political campaigns should be suspended and national flags to be flown at half-mast, in order to commensurate the victims of the incident.

This was revealed by Governor Sanwo-Olu’s Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, who stated the declaration by the Governor on his Twitter handle.

He said, “Breaking: Gov @jidesanwoolu suspends campaigns, enjoins others to show the true spirit of Lagos. He thanks all medical personnel and other officials who responded promptly to the incident.

“Gov directs flags be flown at half-mast and workers to observe a half day of work tomorrow.”

The casualties recorded in the incident (as of the time) include 85 passengers on board and six deaths, 42 moderate injuries, 29 serious injuries, and eight mild injuries.

Several people were injured after a passenger train crushed into a Lagos State Government staff bus on its way from Ikotun en route to Alausa, the state secretariat, at the PWD area Ikeja on Thursday morning.