The spokesman of the
A survivor who spoke to Premium Times, said “The train left Lagos yesterday and crashed in Jebba this morning around 7 a.m. as it was trying to stop for those of us coming to Jebba.”
The survivor also revealed that the accident occurred as a result of brake failure.
The Kwara state Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, through his media aide, Abdulwahab Oba, condoled with the families of the dead passengers, and also wished the injured quick recovery.
Leadership reports that the Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Transport, Mr. Sabiu confirmed the incident saying “We were informed when the accident happened and we swung into action immediately but it is unfortunate that we lost four people while three others sustained injuries. The three injured have been treated and discharged immediate and federal government already pick up their bills.”
Sabiu also said “For the dead, we have been able to identified two of them at the mortuary and we have contacted their families. We will continue to look for the families of the remaining two corpses, once we get them, government will take responsibility of their burial and we will also ensure how their corpses would be transferred to their relations.”
The chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun also announced that construction of railway lines which will link various states of the federation, is at the top of President Buhari's list.