One of the newly procured Warri-Itakpe standard gauge train coaches was gutted by fire on Tuesday evening and railway workers bearing tree branches tried to put out the fire.
A video trending online shows Nigerian Railway Workers struggling to put out the inferno with leaves, blankets and other objects due to the non-availability of fire extinguishers on board the train coaches.
Speaking early on Wednesday, a staff of the NRC said the cause of the fire is still unknown.
He said, “The cause of the fire is still unknown as we speak but it has finally been put out. It is one of the new trains that runs scheduled trips between Warri and Itakpe.
"Most of the train coaches don’t have fire extinguishers. So the workers used what was available to them as of the time of the incident and they were able to quench the inferno even though a substantial part of the coach was burnt,” the staff said.
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