200 passengers are now with their families, others still missing-NRC
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Nigerian Railway Corporation has said 200 passengers who boarded the Abuja-Kaduna train that was attacked by terrorists, are currently safe in their various homes.
The Managing Director of NRC, Fidet Okhiria, in a statement on Sunday night, disclosed that 22 passengers are still missing, while phone number of 145 is either switched off or unanswered.
“Of the 362 validated passengers on board the attacked AK9 train service on March 28, 2022, 186 persons on the manifest are confirmed to be safe and at their various homes (additional 14 persons confirmed safe today).
“51 phone numbers on the manifest are either switched off or not reachable since Tuesday morning. 35 phone numbers on the manifest are ringing but no response from the other end.
“60 phone numbers on the manifest when called, response (was) non-existent. 22 persons are reported missing by their relatives. Eight persons confirmed dead.”
Okhiria further stated that coaches SP00016 and SP00017 earlier re-railed were safely moved to the Rigasa Station.
“This brings the total number of recovered coaches and safely moved to NRC stations to seven. Intensive work continues on track repairs,” he stated.
The NRC boos added, “More concrete sleepers were moved to the site, while some section of twisted tracks has been straightened.”