In Pictures: Tezgam train inferno

Published: October 31, 2019
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People and rescue workers gather near the site after a fire broke out in Tezgam and destroyed three carriages (Photo: Reuters)

People and rescue workers gather near the site after a fire broke out in Tezgam and destroyed three carriages (Photo: Reuters)

At least 74 people died after a fire broke out in Tezgam Express – travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi – after a gas canister exploded on-board as the train was passing through the Rahim Yar Khan district of Punjab.

The country’s railway network has fallen into disrepair in recent years due to chronic under-investment and poor maintenance.

Rescue workers gather beside the burnt-out train carriages after the passenger train caught on fire near Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab (Photo: AFP)

Rescue workers gather beside the burnt-out train carriages after the passenger train caught on fire near Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab (Photo: AFP)

Tezgam train burns after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded (Photo: Reuters)

Tezgam train burns after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded (Photo: Reuters)

Men look at the burning train (Photo: Reuters)

Men look at the burning train (Photo: Reuters)

Fire burns Tezgam's carriage after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded (Photo: Reuters)

Fire burns Tezgam’s carriage after a gas canister passengers were using to cook breakfast exploded (Photo: Reuters)

Fire burns Tezgam's train carriage (Photo: Reuters)

Fire burns three of Tezgam train’s carriages (Photo: Reuters)

A man stands in front of the burning Tezgam (Photo: Reuters)

A man stands in front of the burning Tezgam (Photo: Reuters)

People and rescue workers gather near the site after a fire broke out in Tezgam and destroyed three carriages (Photo: Reuters)

People and rescue workers gather near the site after a fire broke out in Tezgam and destroyed three carriages (Photo: Reuters)

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