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Train derailment delays Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train ride


Cross section of indigenes and non-indigenes of Osun State boarding the free train ride provided by the administration of Governor Gboyega Oyetola for the celebration of Easter festival at the Iddo Terminus of the Nigeria Railway Corporation in Lagos…yesterday<br />

A tarin derailment at the exit point of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC), lddo Terminus in Lagos, delayed a 10am Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train service offered by the Osun State Government.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the delay was caused by a train shunting with a Lagos-Kano bound train, which was to leave lddo by 12 noon yesterday.

The Lagos-Oshogbo bound free train service, which was to depart by 10am, went to shunt, “overtake” the Lagos-Kano bound one, but derailed in the process.

Lagos District Superintendent (DS) of NRC, Christian Madza, confirmed the derailment, saying the corporation was on top of the situation.

He added: “We are on top of it and very soon, the train will depart to Osogbo. We are working hard to ensure the restoration of the line to allow the two trains to depart.

“The incidents happened at 9:45am and very soon, they will embark on its journey.”

Madza stated that there would be stops to pick passengers at Agege, Agbado, ljoko, Kajola and Abeokuta, as well as Erumu, Iwo, Ede and Oshogbo.

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