Two trains collide in southern Pakistan; 30 killed, several injured

Rescuers and villagers work to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage

According to spokesperson of Pakistan Railways, several bogies of Millat Express, which left Daharki Railway Station at 3:25 am, derailed and fell on the other track. "Railway traffic would be restored when tracks are cleared", he added.

"Ordering comprehensive investigation into railway safety fault lines", PM Khan said on Twitter.

The chief ministers of Punjab and Sindh have expressed their condolences on the loss of precious lives.

Wagho said a relief train has also reached the nearby station to shift the injured people to hospitals and help other unhurt passengers to go to another railway station to continue their journey. "Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead", he said.

Expressing regret over the train accident, PPP co-chairperson Asif Zardari said that the Sindh government should take concrete steps for the rescue operation whereas the federal government should pay compensation to the families of the victims. Military doctors and paramedics, along with ambulances moved from Pannu Aqil, have also reached incident site, it added.

Two helicopters are being flown from Multan to evacuate casualties and speedy relief measures, the statement said.

Footage of the express trains crash in Pakistan. The deceased had included 19 Sikh pilgrims and the driver of the vehicle.

At least 33 people have died and 55 are injured after two trains collided in the latest crash on Pakistan's dilapidated rail network. Aijaz Ahmed, the driver of the train that collided with the derailed train told Pakistan's Geo News TV that on seeing the derailed train cars, he tried his best to avoid the accident by braking but failed. The same year, 74 passengers were killed, with 90% of them burnt alive, and over 40 were injured after three coaches of the Rawalpindi-bound Tezgam Express caught fire near Rahim Yar Khan.

Photo taken with mobile phone shows people gather near derailed compartments of a passenger train in Ghotki district of Pakistan's southern Sindh province on June 7, 2021.

This is a developing story that is being updated as the situation evolves. We will strive to ensure timeliness and accuracy by relying on credible sources, such as concerned, qualified authorities and our staff reporters.



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