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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Pakistan Train Collision Kills 36

A train collision in Pakistan has killed at least 36 and injured more than 100 others in Ghotki district on Monday, authorities said. 

The Millat Express train travelling from Karachi derailed, when another train from the Sir Syed Express from Rawalpindi hit the former, Pakistan Railways officials said. 

“The driver tried to apply emergency brakes but the locomotive hit the infringing coaches,” the Pakistan Railways said. 

Local police said there were still passengers stuck in the wreckage and that the death toll has now reached 36, Reuters reported. 

Police officer Umar Tufail said, “We have not been able to take them out so far, but an operation is underway for that,” while reporting that they saved three more.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has issued orders for an investigation of the worn-out railway system.

“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 fault lines,” he said on Twitter. 

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