Train from Lagos to Zaria carrying pipes derail in Kaduna


By Abba Gwale

A train at about 5:50pm loaded with water pipes from Lagos State to Zaria has derailed in Unguwar Kanawa axis, opposite Sultan Bello Mosque, Kaduna State.

According to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), no one was injured during the accident.

The Kaduna State Police public relation officer, ASP Muhammed Jalige, confirmed the incident and said there was no casualty and no property damaged.

Jalige said, “The train developed some fualts and derailed, it was on transit from Lagos to Zaria. We have deployed our operatives to secure the place and protect the pipes.”

Hafiz Mohammed, the Kaduna State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, described the accident as minor.

“The locomotive (head) derailed while standing, one coach also derailed, while five coaches capsized,”

Some pipes were scattered due to the accident. However, patrol teams of Operation Yaki have been deployed for security coverage in the area,” he said.

He added that no life was lost and no one sustained injury adding that the railway Headquarters has been contacted to send their technical team to the scene.

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