- Passengers have been warned against hanging on moving trains
- According to the management off the Nigerian Railway Corporation, it is a very dangerous act
- The railway corporation said it will not be responsible for the consequences of such action
The management of the Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) in northern district of Zaria has strictly warned passengers against hanging on train while it is moving.
Abdullahi Alhaji, the northern district public relations officer of NRC, gave the warning through a statement he issued in Zaria, Kaduna state on Thursday, May 2, Leadership reports.
The public relations officer expressed deep concern over how some passengers who hang on trains due to the large turn-out of passengers.
“The management of Nigerian Railway Corporation, northern district, observed that some passengers are in the habit of climbing the top of the economic class coaches while on transit.
“The management wishes to call on this segment of people to desist from such act as it is very dangerous to their lives and unacceptable to the management.
“The Nigerian Railway Corporation will not be held liable in the event of any negative consequences. If the coaches are congested, the passengers are advised to exercise patience and wait for the next trip of train,’’ he advised.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that there was chaos at the early hours of Tuesday, April 30, in Lagos as four passengers in a commercial tricycle and its rider were crushed to death by a speeding train.
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It was learnt that the incident happened at about 6:45 am at the Iju Ishaga area of the state. According to witnesses, the tricycle rider was attempting to cross the railway when it got trapped and crushed.
It was reported that the witnesses said while the train approached, motorists and pedestrians stopped but the tricycle operator may have thought he could quickly dash through before the train would reach the crossing point.
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