Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
THE candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the just-concluded Nigeria presidential election, Peter Obi, has commiserated with families of victims of the accident involving a train and a bus conveying state workers in Lagos on Thursday morning.
Reacting to the incident in a Twitter post on Thursday evening, Obi assured the victims that “We are united with you in this time of sorrow and pain.”
According, such “avoidable” accidents should, at all times, be avoided.
Describing such incidents as heartbreaking, the former Anambra State governor urged relevant agencies and authorities to stand up to their responsibilities.
His post read, “I received the depressing news of a train collision with a BRT Staff Bus in Ikeja today, where precious lives were lost and several people wounded. We must at all cost, guard against accidents like this.
“The many lives lost to such avoidable incidents are heart breaking. The relevant agencies and authorities must stand up to their responsibilities.
“I commiserate with the bereaved families and hope the critically injured are given good medical care for quick recovery.
“We are united with you in this time of sorrow and pain. May God keep us all safe as we go about our daily lives.”
Stonix News had reported that the tragedy has claimed six lives so far, over 82 persons were injured and rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) in Ikeja.
The incident occurred at the PWD Bus Stop in the Ikeja area of the state.