The accident report findings for a derailment of a Nigerian Railway passenger train between Lalupon and Odo-Oba, on September 29, 1957, are summarized. The accident was fatal to 66 of the 370 passengers. Seven cars out of the 16 derailed due to track erosion. The track buckled under the weight of the locomotive. Erosion was caused by a sudden flood following several days of heavy rain. As a result of the investigation, main lines sections subject to folding will be patrolled four times a night.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Temple Press Limited

    161-166 Fleet Street
    Longon EC4,   England 
  • Publication Date: 1957-11-8

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  • Accession Number: 00037651
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 8 1994 12:00AM