Two trains crash killing at least 25 in Pakistan

74 people were killed on Thursday morning as fire engulfed in three bogies of Karachi-Rawalpindi Tezgam train near Liaqatpur city. Photo: Pakistan Today. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

MULTAN, Jun 7, 2021, Fox News. Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan early Monday and at least 25 passengers were killed, police and rescue officials said, Fox News reported.

The Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterward, said Usman Abdullah, a police officer in Ghotki district in Sindh province, where the collision occurred.

He said villagers, rescuers, and police were transporting the dead and injured passengers to nearby hospitals.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and aging tracks.

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