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At least 30 people were killed in a collision between two express trains in southern Pakistan.
Rescuers and villagers are working to recover injured people and bodies from the wreckage, and there are fears that up to 20 passengers could be trapped.
Railroad officials said about 1,100 people were on board the two trains when they crashed before dawn on Monday in Gotki, a district in Sindh province.
According to them, the Millat Express train derailed and was hit by Sir Syed Express shortly thereafter.
Shocked by the horrific train crash in Gotki this morning, which killed 30 passengers. We asked the Minister of Railways to get to the site and provide medical assistance to the wounded and support for the families of the victims. Ordering a comprehensive investigation of violations of railway transport safety
– Imran Khan (mImranKhanPTI) June 7, 2021
“Our task now is to quickly rescue those passengers who are still stuck in the rubble,” added Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah.
Pakistani television reports said heavy equipment to aid rescue operations arrived at around four o’clock.
There are fears that dozens of others have been injured, some in critical condition, and ambulances are arriving at the scene to take them to hospital.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his condolences on Twitter to those who have lost loved ones.
“I asked the Minister of Railways to come to the site and provide medical care for the wounded and support for the families of the victims,” he wrote, adding that he was ordering a “comprehensive investigation” of the rail safety fault lines.
Authorities said the soldiers were sending passengers to help rescuers.
The driver of the Sir Syed Express train survived the accident and told Pakistani television that when he saw the cars derailed, he tried to avoid colliding with them, but it was too late.
The country often experiences train accidents due to the poor state of the signaling system and outdated tracks.
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