By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
Following the accident that rocked Lagos today, Thursday 9th march, the governor of Lagos has declared all campaign suspended for three days, and have ordered a half working day for civil servants tomorrow.
Sanwo-Olu I’m a statement said, “I was at LASUTH to understand the condition of the victims of the bus/train accident. The team at LASUTH expertly setup an outdoor triage centre which has contributed in saving lives, speeding up injury level profiling and supporting immediate critical action.
“This was a completely avoidable incident that simply required patience and the need to follow proper transportation protocol. There were 85 pax on board the bus with 6 deaths, 42 moderate injuries, 29 serious and 8 mild injuries according to the LASUTH classification scale.
“ Lagos is in a state of mourning and for the next 3 days, I am suspending all campaign activities. All flags will be flown at half-mast and tomorrow all civil servants will work until 12 noon before returning home to be with their loved ones during this trying time.
“It is still a critical period for some patients as we continue to call for blood donations across different state government medical facilities. This is a call for our humanity to rise above all. I also thank LASEMA, the security agencies, staff and students of LASUTH” he added.