Newly acquired train from China engulfed in fire

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A newly acquired train from China engulfed in fire plying the Warri-Itakpe route was, on Tuesday evening, engulfed in fire.

The train workers were seen in a video battling the fire with leaves and blankets instead of a fire extinguisher.

See the attached video below:

Reacting to the fire, the management of Nigeria Railway Corporation (NRC) said that the cause of the fire was still unknown.

Speaking, an NRC staff 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 run scheduled trips between Warri and Itakpe.”

He noted that most of the train coaches do not have fire extinguishers hance the embarrassing scenario.

He added: “Most of the train coaches do not have fire extinguishers, so the workers used what was available to quench the fire, even though a substantial part of the coach was burnt.”

The management said investigation was ongoing to unravel the cause of the fire incident, adding that the Managing Director will address the media on the incident.

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