Saturday, 4 March 2017

Train Moving From Lagos To Kano Derails in Osogbo

A cargo section of a passenger train travelling from Lagos to Kano state has derailed in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.

The accident occurred on Friday night with goods worth millions reportedly destroyed.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the three waggons attached to the end of the passenger train got detached from the rest of the coaches at Ifon area of Osun at about 1:45am.

The pilotless wagons lumbered to the interchange at the terminus around Old Garage area in Osogbo where the wheels got off the track and the wagons tumbled.

A witness, Mr Biodun Opatoyinbi told NAN that only one Mr Yakubu popularly called Baba Ibeji, a train conductor was in the cargo area. He was unhurt.

The train conductor had been taken to the hospital for proper medical checkup.

It was gathered that a building close to the rail track at the interchange terminal was also damaged.

A man who also attempted to offload the goods in the stranded wagons has been arrested and detained by the Nigerian Railway corporation policemen.

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