The Nigerian Railway Corporation(NRC), has warned residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to stay away from the Abuja-Kaduna rail track to avoid mishap.
Recall that on September 15, an Abuja-bound train with registration number KA4 had crushed a woman to death shortly after it left the Kubwa station for Idu terminal.
Speaking in Abuja, the Managing Director, (NRC), Mr Fidet Okhiria, confirmed the death of the woman.
According to him, “A train on high speed can’t stop immediately, because it needs about 1200 meters before it can stop, this is the general rule all over the world.
“It is a serious crime for people to walk on rail track, it is a felony, anyone who walks on the track want to commit suicide and there is nothing that can be done at that point.
“The fencing is still ongoing, we have not finished, walking on track is like walking on the express way, if anyone dies on the track, the family will be surcharged before they can recover the corpse.
“We have been doing advocacy for people not to walk on the track which is still ongoing,” he said.
Speaking on the death of 50 cows on September 9, on the track, he said, “the owners of the cows said they were deceived that train don’t operate on Sunday’s which led to the incident.
“Unfortunately they were on the bridge with no room for escape when the train got to the area on speed,’’ he said.