Another Train Accident Averted in Abuja

On Sunday, a train accident was averted at the rail tracks located at Chikakore Kubwa.

A Sienna vehicle conveying a family of five broke down on the train tracks, however, good Samaritans at the scene helped the family toll the vehicle away from the tracks to enable the train to pass.

The PUNCH reported last week that the Principal Accountant, Nigerian Television Authority Channel five, Abuja, Selimota Idowu, died after a train rammed into her car.

The Chairman, Chikakore Community Zone-E, Ismail Yusuf, in a message sent to our correspondent in Abuja said the community almost witnessed another train accident this morning (Sunday).

According to him, a vehicle broke down on the rail tracks while the train was approaching, adding that fortunately, the train was able to stop before getting to the point where the vehicle was.

The message read, “We almost had another unfortunate incident this morning on the train track as another vehicle broke down right on the track while the train was approaching. Fortunately, the train was able to stop.

“However, the train management are trying to block our entrance road for violation of regulatory procedures. I am presently unavailable in the community, therefore, I have appealed to everyone around to move en masse to the scene now but we will need the assistance of the media to come to our aid not so that they don’t cut us off without any alternative. Please help us ma.”

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