20 People die in train crash in southern Pakistan after 10 carriages derailed

According to reports, a train derailed on Sunday in southern Pakistan, killing 30 people and injuring over 90 more. By early evening, the rescue mission had been completed.

Many passengers were trapped when ten carriages of a train bound for Rawalpindi derailed and some of them overturned close to the Pakistani town of Nawabshah, according to senior railway officer Mahmoodur Rehman Lakho.

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Local television showed rescue teams pulling women, kids, and elderly occupants from overturned and destroyed cars. Some of the injured were lying on the ground pleading for help while locals gave out food and water to them. In pictures provided by AP, derailed railway vehicles were visible on or near the rails.

From the scene of the crash, senior police officer Abid Baloch confirmed that all victims had been saved and the final car that had flipped over had been taken away. He asserted that women and children were among those who were hurt or killed.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif expressed his sadness over the deaths and prayed for the dead’s souls and the injured’s quick recovery during a political event in Punjab.

We all ask Allah to grant the departed a place in Paradise, and he wished the wounded a quick recovery.

According to Lakho, who is in command of the trains in the accident area, rescue personnel sent injured passengers to the nearby People’s Hospital in Nawabshah. He asserted that close to the Sarhari railway station at Nawabshah, eleven cars from the terrible Hazara Express, which was making its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi, went off the tracks.

Ihtesham Ali lost track of his family and looked for them in the chaotic setting.

“22 of my neighbours and seven members of my family went gone. Four of them have been found thus far; the rest are still missing.

According to Mohsin Sayal, another senior railway officer, trains on the main railway line were not allowed to run while repair trains were dispatched to the area. Sayal assured the passengers on the train that they would have access to medical assistance and other forms of transportation.

All departures were delayed, and until the rails could be cleared, all trains in both directions were stopped at the closest stations. Passengers at Karachi station complained that they were waiting there in vain since the railway administration kept changing the departure times.

Owais Iqbal, a passenger headed for Lahore, said at the Karachi train station: “Our train was due to depart at 5 p.m. We now know that it will leave at eight o’clock. It might develop in the future. We’re not giving up. We are harmed by the poor train infrastructure.

Khwaja Saad Rafiq, the minister of railroads, speculated that a mechanical problem or sabotage may have contributed to the crash. He announced that an investigation was continuing.

He claims that paramilitary and rescue workers helped liberate the trapped passengers after they got on the spot. The most seriously injured passengers were transported by military helicopters to distant hospitals for treatment.

Train accidents are common on ill-maintained railway tracks in Pakistan, where safety standards are inadequate and colonial-era communications and signal systems are still in use.

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