Turkey condoles with Pakistan over Ghotki train crash

At least 40 people killed, dozens injured in collision between passenger trains.


Anadolu Agency June 07, 2021
Paramilitary soldiers and rescue workers gather at the site following a collision between two trains in Ghotki, Pakistan June 7, 2021. PHOTO: ISPR/REUTERS

ANKARA:

Turkey has extended condolences to Pakistan over the loss of lives in a train collision on Monday.

“We are deeply saddened to receive the news that as a result of a train crash in Ghotki district of Sindh province in Pakistan today more than 30 people have lost their lives and many others were injured," the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

“We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who have lost their lives in this tragic accident, speedy recovery to those who were injured, and convey our condolences to the friendly Government and the brotherly people of Pakistan."

Read At least 40 killed, scores injured as two passenger trains collide in Sindh's Ghotki district

At least 40 people were killed and dozens of others injured in a collision between two passenger trains in southern Pakistan, officials said.

The Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterward in Ghotki district of Sindh province, 526 kilometers (326 miles) from the provincial capital Karachi.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan due to poorly maintained railway signal systems and aging tracks.

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