2 Trains collide in Pakistan, 30 died and 50 injured

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Two trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, killing 30 people and 50 others heavily injured. The deputy commissioner reported 13-14 bogies have derailed in the accident, while 6 have been completely destroyed. The accident occurred when the Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and fell on the opposite track and collided with Sir Syed Express headed from Rawalpindi to Karachi, a spokesperson of Pakistan Railways said. The collision took place near Dharki, a city located in the Ghotki district of Upper Sindh, and immediate emergency was declared at the hospitals in Ghotki, Dharko, Obaro, and Mirpur Mathelo. Ghotki Deputy Commissioner said, rescuing passengers who are still trapped is a challenge and will take time to use heavy machinery to free those trapped inside and the establishment of medical camp, providing free medical aids, and feared that casualties are expected to rise. Prime Minister, Imran Khan took to the social platform to express himself and said, “Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead. Have asked the Railway Minister to reach the site & ensure medical assistance to injured & support for families of the dead. Ordering comprehensive investigation into railway safety faultlines.”

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