Driver dies as Lagos-Kano train derails in Kaduna | Dailytrust

Driver dies as Lagos-Kano train derails in Kaduna

The narrow-gauge train travelling from Lagos to Kano has derailed at Farin Ruwa, near Jaji in Igabi Local Government Area of Kaduna State.

The Public Relations Officer, Northern Regional District of Nigeria Railways Corporation (NRC) Zaria, Mallam Abdullahi Alhaji confirmed the incident in a telephone interview.

According to him, Bala Kawu, the driver of the train died during the incident, adding that the cargo train was conveying soft drinks to Kano.

He said the incident happened as a result of vandalization of slippers and other accessories of the rail track in the area.

Alhaji said rescue efforts were currently on-going to recover the remains of the deceased to salvage the situation for the train to continue its journey to Kano.


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