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Sanwo-Olu suspends campaign activities over train crash

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Lagos State Governor, has suspended political campaigns and national flags to be flown at half-mast to commensurate the victims of the train crash in the state.

The Informant247 earlier reported that 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.

Meanwhile, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Gboyega Akosile, stated the declaration 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.

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