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Train collision kills 11, injures 67 in Pakistan

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 11 Jul 2019

Train collision kills 11, injures 67 in Pakistan
Islamabad, July 11: Nearly a dozen people lost their lives and almost 70 others sustained injuries in Pakistan's Punjab on Thursday as a result of a deadly collision between passenger and freight trains, local media reported.

The trains collided at around 0400 hrs local time on Thursday. The passenger train was heading towards southwest Quetta city from Lahore when it collided with the freight train at the Walhar railway station in Rahim Yar Khan of Punjab province.

 

A total of 11 people were killed while 67 others, including 11 children, suffered injuries.

 

A rescue operation was being carried out to help people get out of the wrecked train and recover the victims' bodies.

 

As many as four passenger cars have derailed as a result of the collision, police said.

 

Doctors said the death toll might further rise as several among the injured were in critical condition.

 

Pakistani railways minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said the collision had been caused by negligence.

 

The minister added that an investigation into the accident had been launched.




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