Saturday, 20 July, 2019


Passenger train hits freight train in Pakistan, killing 16

Pak-railway2-750 Residents and rescue workers gather near the site after a passenger train collided with a cargo train in Sadiqabad. Reuters
Bennie Garza | 11 July, 2019, 19:13

The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals of Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar Khan for treatment where an emergency has been declared, Geo News reported.

Doctors said the death toll might further rise as twelve of the injured were in critical condition.

Preliminary information suggests that the collision occurred when the signal was changed from the passenger train track to the line where the freight train stood, leading to the accident.

Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered authorities to provide the best possible medical care to the victims and said he was saddened by the news.

(MENAFN - Kashmir Observer) LAHORE - At least 14 passengers were killed and 79 others injured on Thursday when an express train rammed into a stationery freight train in Pakistan's Punjab province, officials said. "Have asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure & ensure safety standards".

PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari urged the government to announce monetary support for the affected families. The minister added that an investigation into the accident had been launched. The decision has backfired.

A passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train in Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 under overturned carriages, police said, with the prime minister blaming ageing, poorly maintained rail infrastructure.

A National Assembly standing committee was recently told that there have been 384 train accidents in Pakistan since 2014: 74 in 2018-19, 67 in 2017-18, 78 in 2016-17, 76 in 2015-16, and 89 accidents in 2014-15. Sadiqabad: 10 Killed, 35 Injured in Trains Collision.

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