JUST IN: NRC reacts to Abuja-Kaduna train accident

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has reacted to an accident involving an Abuja-Kaduna train on Sunday, May 26.

In a statement by its deputy direct of public relations, Yakub Mahmood, the NRC confirmed that normal passenger train services between its Rigasa Station in Kaduna and Idu in Abuja continued without disruption.

The corporation reassured the public that all passengers arrived safely at their destinations.

“NRC engineers are currently addressing the issue on-site. The NRC apologises for any inconvenience and reiterates its commitment to passenger safety and comfort,” the statement read.

Earlier reports indicated that some coaches of a train, which departed from Rigasa Train Station in Kaduna to Abuja had derailed near the mountainous area of Jere in Kaduna State on Sunday.

Sources stated that the train, carrying numerous passengers, left Kaduna at around 8am.

Approximately an hour into the journey, three coaches derailed.

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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