KARACHI: A train collision near Bin Qasim early Monday morning left two people dead and 10 injured, Express News reported.
It was earlier reported that 20 people had been injured, however Superintendent Police Pakistan Railways Karachi Arshad Kamal Kiyani said that 10 people were injured who were shifted to Jinnah hospital.
According to details, Shalimar Express rammed into Millat Express while standing for signal clearance around 50kilometers outside of Karachi, resulting in the death of a guard and a passenger. The guard was identified as Ali Asghar.
Relief and rescue teams reached the scene, but rescue efforts were being hindered due to the lack of lighting in the area. Pakistan Army also arrived at the site to help with the rescue services but left after the compartments of the trains were removed from the tracks.
Emergency was declared in hospitals and railway services have been suspended since the incident.
Initial inquiry report of the incident stated that the accident took place owing to the driver’s negligence.
An alternate train was earlier sent to receive the stranded passengers, but it’s engine broke down near Cantt Station, after which another train was sent.
Governor Sindh Dr Ishratul Ebad has taken notice of the incident.
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