At least 30 dead after two trains collide in Sindh Province

At least 30 dead after two trains collide in Sindh Province

At least 30 dead after two trains collide in Sindh Province

"Right now the challenge for us is to quickly rescue those passengers who are still trapped in the wreckage", he said.

According to the official, the Millat Express was standing still at the railway track after its some compartments were derailed due to fault at the track, but the message of the track occupation could not reach the approaching Sir Syed Express which finally hit it.

Sir Syed Express train rammed into Millat Express between Reti and Daharki railway stations in Ghotki, ARY News reported on Monday.

He said he expected the toll to shoot up as there were still mangled train compartments that rescuers had not been able to access despite the passage of hours since the accident in the Ghotki district of the southern Sindh province.

Speaking to Geo News, Abdullah said rescue efforts will take time as heavy machinery would be required to free citizens still trapped.

Local media have cited officials as saying that a relief train has been dispatched to the crash site while helpline centres have been set up for passengers.

Ghotki SSP Umar Tufail said that passengers are still stuck in one of the bogies and "we fear more casualties". According to railway officials, about 1100 passengers were on board the two trains, and arrangements were being made to help the surviving passengers.

"This is a challenging task".

Heavy machinery and cutters are required for the operation, said Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed his grief and sorrow over the horrific train accident in Ghotki. He said he had asked Railway Minister Azam Swati to reach the site and ensure medical assistance to the injured and support for the families of the deceased.

30 people have died after two trains collided in Pakistan.

Authorities fear that the number of fatalities in the accident could rise.

In a rare and one of the most horrifying tragedies in PR's history, 74 passengers were killed, with 90 per cent of them burnt alive, and over 40 injured when three coaches of the Rawalpindi-bound Tezgam Express caught fire near Rahim Yar Khan on October 31, 2019.

In March this year, Lahore-bound Karachi Express had derailed in Pakistan's Sindh province.

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