Corps member who died in Lagos train accident buried amid tears

Corps member who died in Lagos train accident buried amid tears

Promise Eze

The remains of a member of the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, Oreoluwa Aina, a 28-year-old, who died in a Lagos train accident were buried amid tears and wailing by family members, colleagues and well-wishers in Lagos, at the weekend.

Late Aina, was one of the six persons who died in the train and Lagos State Government staff bus’ accident on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at PWD, Ikeja area of the state.

Witnesses at the scene said 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.

The incident left six people — including Aina — dead while many others sustained varying degrees of injuries.

The corps member was buried amid tears on Saturday.

Until her death, the corps member was serving with the curriculum services department of the Lagos state ministry of education in Alausa, Ikeja.

In now-viral viral photos, family members as well as fellow corps members were seen paying their last respects to to Aina.

Folasade Adefisayo, the state commissioner for education, led a delegation of the state government to the burial.

Yetunde Baderinwa, Lagos coordinator for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), also attended the burial.

On Sunday, Akin Abayomi, the state commissioner for health in Lagos, said 53 survivors of the incident have been discharged from various hospitals.

The driver of the BRT bus had earlier blamed the incident on mechanical faults.


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