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PHOTO: Abuja bound train derails in Kaduna

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A train which departed the Rigasa Train Station in Kaduna on Sunday morning to Abuja has derailed in the mountainous area near Jere.

NewsBand gathered that the train, which left Kaduna at 8:5am, derailed approximately one hour into its journey.

Three carriages were reported to have come off the tracks.

At the time of filing this report, security operatives are present at the scene, providing assistance and ensuring the safety of the stranded passengers.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Safety Investigation Bureau, (NSIB) while confirming the incident said some of its personnel had been dispatched to investigate.

”NSIB is aware of a derailment of an Abuja-bound train from Kaduna which occurred halfway into the journey at Jere.”

”A go team has been deployed to the site of the accident, ‘ the statement read.

The Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC) has yet to confirm the incident.

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