A passenger prepare rammed right into a freight prepare at a railway station in southern Pakistan on Thursday, killing no less than 16 individuals and injuring 78 others, hospital officers mentioned.
The freight prepare was stationary when the rushing passenger prepare hit it at Walhar Railway Station in Rahim Yar Khan, within the jap Punjab province. Jamil Ahmed, an official within the provincial authorities, mentioned hospitals declared an emergency.
Sixteen individuals have been killed within the prepare crash and 78 have been wounded, with some in important situation, in response to Javed Ahmed, a doctor treating the wounded.
Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered authorities to offer the absolute best medical care to the victims and mentioned he was saddened by the information.
Khan ordered Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad to “take emergency steps to counter many years of neglect of railway infrastructure” and guarantee security requirements.
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Authorities mentioned Pakistan’s military was additionally participating within the rescue efforts.
Practice accidents in Pakistan are sometimes the results of poor railway infrastructure and official negligence.
Final month, six individuals have been killed when a freight prepare collided with a passenger prepare in Hyderabad 165 km (100 miles) from Karachi.
The reason for Thursday’s crash is underneath investigation however Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed mentioned human error was believed to be accountable.
— With a file from Reuters