Another train derails on Abuja-Kaduna route on Democracy day

An Abuja-bound train has derailed along the Abuja-Kaduna route for the second time in one week, (TNG) reports.

According to reports, the incident in the early hours of Wednesday between Kaduna and Abuja left many passengers stranded.

The Nigeria Railway Corporation is yet to release details of the incident as of the filing of this report.

It would be recalled that many passengers were stranded on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, when a Kaduna-bound train from Abuja derailed at Asha station in the federal capital territory (FCT).

Reacting, the NRC noted that the train experienced a technical hitch, which resulted in the derailment.

 The statement reads in part: “The Management of Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) experienced train technical hitch in our operation at Asham Railway Station in Chikun Local Government of Kaduna State. The passengers on board were safely returned to Abuja (Idu). Meanwhile, their tickets remain valid for a subsequent journey within two weeks.

“This minor hitch is attributed to the removal of track fastening clips by vandals,” NRC said on the June 5, incident.

Recall that on May 26, a train which departed Rigasa station in Kaduna for Abuja derailed near Jere.

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