The remains of the National Youth Corps member, Oreoluwa Aina, who lost her life in the freak accident involving a train and a staff bus belonging to the Lagos State Government, have been laid to rest.

The 28-year-old was among the six victims who were confirmed dead in the accident that occurred at the PWD railway line in Shogunle, Ikeja, Lagos State, on Thursday, March 9.

Aina, who was serving with the Curriculum Services Department of the Lagos State Ministry of Education in Alausa, was buried on Saturday at Atan cemetery.

A delegation of the state government led by the Commissioner for Education, Folasade Adefisayo, was present at the burial. The State Coordinator of NYSC, Yetunde Baderinwa, and the deceased’s family members were also present.

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Meanwhile, The driver of the Lagos State Government staff bus that collided with a moving train in the Ikeja area of the state on Thursday has appealed to the victims of the accident to forgive him.

This comes after one of the survivors of the accident, simply identified as Titilayo, while recounting the events leading up to the collision in a chat with newsmen, said that they begged the bus driver to wait for the train to pass, but he refused.

Sharing his side of what transpired on that fateful day, the driver, who works with the Lagos State Ministry of Transport, blamed the incident on a mechanical fault in the bus.

“It was not my fault. How could I have ignored warning signs? The bus had a mechanical fault. It is a pity this has happened. I beg everyone affected to please forgive me in the name of God.” The Vanguard newspaper quoted him as saying.

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