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13 killed, 40 injured as passenger trains collide in Pakistan

At least 13 people were today killed and 40 others injured in Pakistan after two passenger trains collided here.

India TV News Desk, Lahore [ Published on: November 03, 2016 10:31 IST ]
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At least 13 people were today killed and 40 others injured in Pakistan after two passenger trains collided here. 

Three bogies of Zakaria Express were completely destroyed due to the collision in Gaddafi Town in Landhi area early this morning. 

The incident took place when Fareed Express collided with Zakaria Express due to wrong signal given to the latter, Geo News quoted rescue sources as saying. 

Rangers and rescue teams have arrived at the site and injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals for immediate treatment. According to reports, several people are still trapped under the wreckage. 

So far, 13 bodies have been brought to Jinnah Hospital, head of emergency at the hospital Dr Seemi Jamali said. 

The injured are being transferred to Jinnah Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Civil Hospital, where emergency has been declared.


 

Train accidents have not been uncommon in Pakistan. In September, six persons were killed and over 150 others injured when a Karachi-bound passenger train rammed into a stationary freight train near Multan in Punjab province in a pre-dawn accident.

In Novermber 2015, at least 12 people were killed and over 100 onjured when the locomotive bogies of Jaffar Express train derailed near Bolan area of Balochistan. 

(With PTI inputs)

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