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Kaduna-bound Fertilizer train derails in Ibadan

A train transporting fertilizer from Lagos to Kaduna on Sunday derailed at Omi-Adio area of Ibadan, Oyo State, blocking the railway crossing and causing gridlock.

No life was lost and no loss of goods was recorded as a result of the derailment.

An official of the Nigeria Railway Corporation in Ibadan, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak on behalf of the NRC, said the Ibadan office of the NRC had no equipment to channel the train back on the rail.

He, however, said the railway crossing had been cleared for vehicles to pass.

He said, “The train, which is called Fertilizer Special, was conveying fertiliser from Lagos to Kaduna en-route to Ibadan. It derailed around Omi-Adio in Ibadan and could not continue the journey. The train did not fall off the track, so no injury was recorded and no life was lost. Because it did not fall, it did not spill its contents. It has to be re-railed before it can continue. Unfortunately, what is required to do that is a crane, which is not available in the Ibadan office of the NRC.


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