Technical Failure: Passengers protest engine breakdown

The situation was controlled by a police team.

Our Correspondent August 02, 2014

GUJRANWALA: A Pakistan Express train bound for Karachi on Friday remained stationed for over three hours at Wazirabad railway station due to a technical failure. Several passengers protested against the government and besieged the control room and the office of the station master. A stampede ensued after they pelted the train with stones. The situation was controlled by a police team. Railway officials said that the delay was caused by a faulty locomotive. They said that the train would depart for Karachi as soon as a substitute engine reached Wazirabad.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 2nd, 2014.


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