Passengers stranded after a train heading to Kano from Lagos, derailed in a forest in Kwara State

Passengers stranded after a train heading to Kano from Lagos, derailed in a forest in Kwara State

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A train heading to Kano from Lagos, derailed in a forest in Kwara State and some passengers were stranded.

The unfortunate incident took place last night!

Though details of the incident remain sketchy as at the time of this report, it is said that the train developed some kind of fault leaving the passengers stranded and alone in a bush in Kwara State.

Sadly, this is not the first of its kind as similar incidences of the same happening in December and even early this year, via the same route.

This of course might lead to fewer number of people who would ply the route in the nearest future, as most people would avoid a repetition of an ugly and scary experience.

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A stranded passenger during the last of its kind noted that officials of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in the train did not act as expected as the passengers were exposed to danger in the bush.

He said: “This train is going to Kano from Lagos and it developed fault after leaving Osogbo. We have been in the bush before Ikirun since morning. We are stranded here since 7am and there is no hope that we will leave soon,”

Other passengers also lamented that the NRC’s official in the train did not manage the situation well and called on the management of the corporation to come to their rescue.

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