NRC Suspends Warri-Itakpe Train Service Following Derailment

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has announced the suspension of Warri- Itakpe train service due to the derailment of the train on Sunday in Kogi State.

The Coordinator of Warri Itakpe Train Service Engr. Sani Abdulganiyu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.

According to the statement,” the Warri Itakpe Train Service WITS 01 derailed at km 30 Ajaokuta-Itakpe section of the track at About 12:30hrs of Sunday 22nd January 2023.

“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,”the statement said.

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