Train Crashes into Trailer in Kaduna

A train travelling from Kano to Lagos Wednesday collided with a trailer at a railway crossing in Kawo, Kaduna, and cut the trailer into two, the FRSC said in Kaduna on Wednesday.

The sector commander of FRSC in the state, Mr. Francis Udoma, said that the incident occurred at 3am, adding however that no life was lost.

Udoma explained that the train, which was carrying Nigerian soldiers and civilians, crashed into the trailer belonging to W.A. Group of Companies carrying sugarcane.

He said the accident occurred when the driver of the trailer insisted on crossing the rail line even when the train was blaring.

The accident caused traffic jam that lasted six hours.

Udoma said motorists coming from Kano and other northern states as well as those coming from the southern and the eastern part of the country were all stranded at the railway crossing.

He said, “We deployed our men, including myself, when we received the call, and arrived there to manage the traffic jam for hours.

“We were there until 9am before we were able to open the road for motorists to pass through.”

He blamed the accident on the impatience of the trailer driver, who he said might be suffering from a hearing problem. “This is abnormal. Nobody with normal hearing sense would take such a risk.”

The FRSC boss advised drivers with hearing defect to get hearing aids to avoid accidents.


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