Fire Guts Newly Procured Warri-Itakpe Train
One of the newly procured Warri-Itakpe standard gauge train coaches was gutted by fire on Tuesday evening.
This was seen in an online video, that went viral, showing the Nigerian Railway Cooperation (NRC) Workers battling the inferno with leaves, due to the non-availability of fire extinguishers.
According to a staff of the NRC, he said the cause of the fire is still unknown.
“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,”
When asked why NRC workers were seen in a video battling the fire with leaves and blankets instead of a fire extinguisher, the staff said most of the train coaches don’t have fire extinguishers fitted in them.
“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 added.