53 Survivors From Lagos Train Accident Discharged From Hospitals – Health Commissioner, Abayomi
A total of 53 survivors in the accident which involved a train and a BRT staff bus in Lagos State have been discharged from different hospitals.
Commissioner for Health in the state, Akin Abayomi disclosed this while giving an update on Sunday.
Recall that Kanyi Daily reported that a train had a collision with a BRT bus conveying workers in the Shogunle area of Oshodi on March 9.
Reports say the bus was attempting to cross the rail track when an oncoming train rammed into it and dragged the bus from Shogunle to the PWD area of Ikeja.
Shortly after the incident, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH) confirmed that six people died from the incident.
According to Abayomi, 53 survivors out of the 102 persons involved in the accident have been discharged.
The health commissioner also added that 43 patients are still on admission.
“The total number of passengers involved is 102. Breakdown of location after triage; LASUTH (71), General Hospital, Lagos (4); General Hospital, Orile-Agege (10); General Hospital, Gbagada (6); Accident and Emergency Centre (5),” Abayomi said.
“Death (6), 2 at the site of the accident and 4 at LASUTH during resuscitation.
“Total number of patients on admission as of Sunday 12th March 2022 (43); LASUTH (39), General Hospital Odan-Lagos (2), General Hospital, Gbagada (2)
“The total number of patients/passengers discharged as of Sunday, March 12, 2023, is 53.”
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