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Two Coaches Burnt As Hoodlums Set Kano-bound Train On Fire In Kwara

Some suspected hoodlums allegedly set a train which was coming from Lagos ablaze in Kwara state.

According to the Kwara State Fire Service, it rescued about 13 coaches of a north-bond good train from burning by fire in the Offa area on Tuesday, October 5.

The hoodlums reportedly set the train ablaze when it had a stop-over for repairs at the Offa Railway station.

Confirming the development, the head of Media and Publicity of Kwara Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, said two of the 15 coaches of the train conveying goods were completely burnt by the fire.

Adekunle in a statement Wednesday said:

“The incident occurred about 5.17pm at Offa Railway Station in Offa, Kwara State. Out of the 15 coaches contained by the affected train, two were burnt due to the rigorous efforts made by fire fighters.

The Director, Kwara State Fire Service, Falade Olumuyiwa, appealed to the public not to hesitate to call fire brigade on time whenever there is any fire emergency in their areas.”

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