The Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) has commenced investigation into an accident involving a train with registration number 2215 and a Lagos State BRT staff bus with registration number 04A-48LA.
The incident occured in the early hours of Thursday, March 9, 2023 at PWD, Shogunle on Agege Motor Road, on the Ikeja area of Lagos.
According to eye witness report, the moving train rammed into the BRT bus, which crossed the train tracks despite train traffic signal, and warning from the train traffic controller.
A statement by General Manager, Public Affairs of NSIB, Tunji Oketunbi disclosed that the bus and train have been evacuated by first responders at the accident site.
This accident investigation marks the first train accident investigation embarked upon by the Bureau since its establishment under the NSIB Act 2022.
“The NSIB, hereby, solicit information from the general public in form of pictures, video or recording evidences to help assist in conducting a comprehensive investigation.
“The Bureau can be reached through firstname.lastname@example.org and aib Nigeria on its social media platforms. The Bureau can also be reached on its emergency line +234-807-709-0909”, the statement further read.
The NSIB is a multimodal investigation agency charged with the mandate to investigate transportation accidents and serious incidents in Nigeria with the aim of identifying the probable causes and proffer safety recommendations that can prevent reoccurrence.