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Train accident in Abuja claims two lives

The tragic accident claimed the twins' lives just as they were about to celebrate their second birthday in July.

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An Abuja-bound train from Kaduna State has killed a set of twins in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The tragic accident claimed the twins’ lives just as they were about to celebrate their second birthday in July.

Andrew Dogonyaro, a community leader, confirmed the incident, saying it occurred at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

He explained: “The children used to visit their neighbours on their own. That’s how they got out of their homes that day without anyone being aware.

“A man sighted them from afar, facing each other on the track, and he attempted to take them off the track, following horns from the train, but it was late.’’

The police received initial reports of the incident at Sabon-Bwari and later at the Sabon-Wuse Division in the Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State.

Speaking on the matter, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Wasiu Abiodun, said: “Information was received that on May 24, 2024, a moving train from Abuja heading to Kaduna crushed two girls named Hassana Baro and Hussaina Baro, who were about one year and six months old, to death while playing on the railway at Kuchiko village, via the New-Bwari area in Tafa LGA.

He announced that the incident would be referred to the Railway Division in Kubwa, Abuja, for further investigation and necessary action.

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