Fire guts NRC Warri-Itakpe train

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Passengers travelling along the Warri-Itakpe standard gauge rail line had their peace shattered when the rear of their train caught fire on Tuesday evening.

A video trending on social media platforms revealed some NRC staff struggling to put out the fire, using leafy tree branches and blankets, owing to the non-availability of fire extinguishers on board the coaches.

When contacted, the public relations officer of the corporation, Mahmood Yakub explained that an investigation is ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire.

“Our managing director will be addressing the media on the cause of the fire before the close of Wednesday (today), but the investigation is ongoing to know what caused the fire on one of the Warri-Itakpe coaches,” he said.



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