Pakistan: 50 dead, several injured as Sir Syed Express collides with another passenger train

About 50 people died and several sustained injuries after Sir Syed Express train collided with Millat Express between Reti and Daharki railway stations in Ghotki district of Pakistan’s Sindh province

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At least 30 people died and several sustained injuries after Sir Syed Express train collided with Millat Express between Reti and Daharki railway stations in Ghotki district of Pakistan’s Sindh province on June 7 morning. Several people are still trapped inside the bogies of both trains. Authorities fear that the number of fatalities in the accident could rise.

According to the reports, 13 to 14 bogies derailed in the accident while six to eight were completely destroyed.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took to his Twitter handle to express his shock over the accident. He wrote: “Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead. Have asked Railway Minister to reach site & ensure medical assistance to injured & support for families of the dead. Ordering comprehensive investigation into railway safety faultlines.’’

It was not immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision. Officials at Pakistan railways said they had ordered an investigation and rescue work was still in progress.

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