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Buhari mourns victims of train crash, says incident extremely sad

Nigerian president Muhammadu Buhari, on Thursday, described as “depressing and extremely sad” a ghastly auto crash involving a train and Lagos State BRT staff bus in the Shogunle area of Ikeja, Lagos State, while also consoling the families of the victims and sympathised with the injured, wishing them a speedy recovery.

He said: “The accident at the level crossing involving the train and the BRT staff bus is distressing and extremely sad.

“I pray for the souls of the deceased and quick recovery of the many who were injured,” a statement signed by Buhari’s spokesman, Garba Shehu, read late Thursday.

The statement is titled, ‘President Buhari reacts to horrific Lagos train/bus accident.’

Buhari also commended the Lagos State authorities and Federal Government agencies for promptly getting involved in relief work.

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