He said, “efforts have been put in place to restore normalcy at the scene of the incident,”, adding that the corporation officials have been working to re-rail the train and repair the track, assuring that operation would start immediately the tracks were fixed.
“We will start our operation in two hours’ time, when the affected train is re-railed and the track is repaired. Our operations continue today because everything is under control and the vehicular traffic jam at the scene of event has been cleared,” he said.
Penpushing also reports that hundreds of passengers escaped death when the mass transit shuttle train derailed. The incident happened at about 7.15 a.m., leaving some of the passengers injured.
As at the time of filing this report, some personnel from various security agencies cordoned off the area, to maintain law and order while the injured were rushed to hospitals in the neighbourhood for treatment.