Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna

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Zaria Bound Train Derails in Kaduna
Obiajulu Joel Nwolu

A train that took off from Lagos State to Zaria has derailed in Kaduna, African News Today has gathered.

There were no injuries as the train which was laden with water pipes derailed at about 5:50pm on Saturday around Unguwar Kanawa axis, opposite Sultan Bello Mosque in Kaduna, NAN reports.

“There was no casualty and no property damaged”, Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, ASP Mohammed Jalige told NAN.

“The train developed some faults and derailed, it was on transit from Lagos to Zaria.

“We have deployed our operatives to secure the place and protect the pipes,” Jalige added.

Also, Kaduna State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Hafiz Mohammed, 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.

“No life was lost and no one sustained injury.

“The railway Headquarters has been contacted to send their technical team to the scene,” Mohammed said

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