Thursday, August 5, 2021

At least 30 people killed as two trains collide in Pakistan

A collision between two passenger express trains in southern Pakistan killed at least 30 people today. A spokesperson for Pakistan Railways said that the accident in the Ghotki district of the southern Sindh province occurred after the coaches of the Millat Express derailed and fell across the opposite track, where they were hit by another train, the Sir Syed Express. According to senior district police official Umar Tufail, at least 30 dead had been transported to surrounding hospitals, and rescuers were still trying to access a coach where some 25 people were believed to be trapped.

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