A train loaded with water pipes, heading to Zaria from Lagos has derailed on Saturday evening at Unguwa Kanawa, Kaduna North local government area of Kaduna State.

Kaduna State Police Command Spokesman, Mohammed Jalige, who confirmed the incident said, the train developed some faults and derailed.

Mohammed Jalige explained that no life was lost and no property damaged in the accident.

He said Security operatives have been deployed to secure the place and protect the pipes against possible vandalism.

Similarly, the Kaduna State Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps FRSC, Hafiz Mohammed, described the accident as minor.

“The locomotive (head) derailed while standing, one coach also derailed, while five coaches capsized.

“Some pipes were scattered due to the accident. However, patrol teams of Operation Yaki have been deployed for security coverage in the area, he added.

The Railway Headquarters has been contacted to send their technical team to the scene.