Official and medical sources in the southern Pakistani province of Sindh confirmed today, Monday, that dozens of people were killed and injured in a collision of two passenger trains in the province.
Rescue services and police reported that one of the two trains deviated from its path, and while it was stopping, the second train collided with it, killing about 40 and injuring more than 100 passengers.
And the local Geo News TV station quoted a police official as saying that at least 30 were taken to hospitals, expecting the number to rise due to the presence of vehicles that rescue crews have not yet reached, despite the hours that have passed since the accident that occurred in the Khotki area in Sindh province.
The Dawn newspaper reported some details of the accident, and said that it occurred after the two trains collided with the Milat Express and Syed Express, and the latter – who was heading from Lahore to Karachi – collided with the first, who had derailed while heading from Karachi to Sargodha.
She added that between 13 and 14 vehicles derailed in the accident, while between 6 and 8 vehicles were completely destroyed.