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Derailed Train: Normal Services Continue Between Kaduna-Abuja – NRC

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) says normal train services have continued between Kaduna-Rigasa, Idu in Abuja after a train heading to Abuja derailed on Sunday morning.

NRC’s Deputy Director of Public Relations, Yakub Mahmood, said in a statement that the derailment of the train was a minor one and there was no casualty.

The incident had left passengers on the train stranded for some time, but they were eventually evacuated.

“All the passengers on board the Kaduna-Rigasa to Idu Abuja arrived at their respective destinations safely,” the statement read in part.

A visit to the scene showed that at least two of the train’s coaches skidded off the track, while the rail track suffered some damage.

Security personnel, including those from the Nigeria Police and Army, were at the site to provide support.

“A team of NRC engineers are already at the site to restore the affected locations,” the NRC said.

It regretted any inconveniences the incident caused the “affected valued passengers” and assured them of its “efforts towards ensuring their safety and comfort always”.

Earlier in the day, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau (NSIB) said some of its personnel had been dispatched to investigate.

”NSIB is aware of a derailment of an Abuja-bound train from Kaduna which occurred halfway into the journey at Jere,” it said.

“A go team has been deployed to the site of the accident.”

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