Train mishap claims four in Kwara


The Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) announced Sunday death of four people on one of its routes.

According to the NRC,  the train accident occurred in Jebba, Kwara State on Saturday.

The corporation’s Assistant Director, Publicity, Mr Rauf Akinloye, told newsmen that three other passengers sustained injuries in the accident involving the North-bound train.

Akinloye added that the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the mortuary while those injured were discharged after receiving treatment.

The NRC also revealed that the damaged tracks were being repaired in order to restore North-South services.


He said the rear portion of the train that derailed led to the death of the four persons assuring  travellers of safety of life and properties while travelling on the trains in spite of the incident.

Gov. Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara State had commiserated with the families of the deceased.

The governor, in a condolence message issued in Ilorin on Sunday by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, wished the passengers who sustained injuries speedy recovery.

He described the accident as painful and unfortunate, pointing out that rail transportation was still one of the safest means of travelling, calling on the management of the corporation to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the accident with a view to preventing a recurrence.

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