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Train accident : One dead, several injured

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Train accident

KARACHI:(APS)A collision between two trains on Tuesday killed at least one person near Ran Pathani area of Sindh, officials said.

The accident between a freight train and the Lahore-bound Business Express departing from Karachi killed the driver of the passenger train, confirmed the Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) of the Railways department.

 

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Sources said that the Business Express had collided with a stationary cargo train causing several bogies of the Business Express train to derail.

 

Several people were said to have been injured in the accident, although the exact number was yet to be verified.

 

Emergency teams were dispatched from nearby Karachi, Hyderabad and Thatta areas, but were facing difficulties in reaching the remote location.

 

Railway services between Karachi and the rest of the country were suspended after the accident.

 

Relatives of the train’s passengers flocked the Karachi Cantonment Railway Station to inquire about the well-being of their loved ones. The Business Express train was carrying 270 passengers at the time of accident.

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