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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 11, 2019

21 killed, 89 injured as two trains collide near Rahim Yar Khan

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Jul 11, 2019

RAHIM YAR KHAN: At least 21  passengers were killed and 89 others sustained injuries when a passenger train collided with a freight train near Rahim Yar Khan in wee hours on Thursday.

As per details,  several bogies of the passenger train, Akbar Express, derailed as a result of  the collision. The injured were shifted to nearby hospitals for treatment.

The ill-fated train was heading to Quetta from Lahore when it collided with a  freight train at Walhar railway station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of Punjab province.

Officials fear more casualties in the sad mishap. Assistant driver of the passenger train was among the deceased.

The railway traffic has been suspended following the incident. Business train, Green Line  and other trains were  stopped at the   Karachi station.