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Cear in passenger safety sensitisation

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Central East African Railways (Cear) has warned train passengers against conduct that puts their lives at risk.

Cear Communication Analyst, Wezi Kalua, said this over the weekend during a pas s enger sensitisation interface in a train that was travelling from Limbe to Nkaya.

She said, despite rail transport being regarded as one of the safest forms of transport, there is need to exercise caution.

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“We have been conducting sensitisation meetings in schools and communities along the rail line. But we noted that, sometimes, we do not reach out to some people who engage in business ventures or other activities. So we are trying our best to reach to everyone,” she said.

She said some of the risky behaviours that expose passengers to injuries include window-peeping and train surfing.

“We have introduced the seon-the-train sensitisation campaigns, which will be conducted monthly. All these efforts are meant to ensure that there is total safety as our company values lives of the people,” Kalua said.

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The on-the-train sensitisation campaign meeting was conducted in eight coaches from Limbe in Blantyre to Balaka District and has, so far, reached to over 800 passengers

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