Train collision in Pakistan's Punjab province kills 10, injures 66
At least 10 people were killed and 60 injured in a collision between two trains near Pakistan's Sadiqabad on Thursday, local media reported. The incident reportedly occurred when a passenger train bound for the western city of Quetta, crashed into a stationary freight train at the station in Sadiqabad, a city in Pakistan's Punjab province.
AFP Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
Jul 11, 2019, 10.39 AM
At least ten people were killed and more than 60 injured when two trains collided in central Pakistan early Thursday, officials said.
The incident took place in Rahim yar Khan district in Punjab province when a passenger train coming from the eastern city of Lahore rammed into a goods train that had stopped at a crossing, a senior government official said.
"At least nine dead bodies have been retrieved," local police officer Omar Salamat told TV channel Geo News.
Salamat said 66 passengers were injured in the accident and had been taken to nearby hospitals.
Saddened to learn of train accident in Sadiqabad. My condolences to the victims families and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Have asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure & ensure safety standards.