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NRC Suspends Warri-Itakpe Train Operations

Nigerian Railway Corporation has announced the suspension of the Warri- Itakpe train station services.

Lifestyle Nigeria reports that the station’s Coordinator, Sanni Abdulganiyu, disclosed on Sunday, that the Warri Itakpe Train WITS 01 derailed at km 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track at about 12:30pm on Sunday, adding that no casualty was recorded.

He further stated that the cause of the derailment was yet to be ascertained, noting that all the 148 passengers and 30 crew members were evacuated successfully.

The statement reads;

“Thankfully, there was no fatality and no casualty. We were immediately alerted and security personnel comprising the; Army, Police, NSCDC, and the community vigilante were immediately drafted to the accident point with the assistance of the Local government chairman.”

“All the 148 passengers and 30 crew members were evacuated to a safe place and arrangements were made to convey 148 passengers to their various destinations and they have been successfully conveyed.”

“The cause of the derailment is not yet determined. Due to this incident, the service along the corridor has been suspended. Further details would be communicated to members of the public.”

“Repair and operation will resume as soon as possible.”

This development is coming barely two weeks after passengers were kidnapped from the Edo train station.


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