At least 36 people were killed and 50 others were injured after two trains collided in southern Pakistan on Monday morning, in what is the latest in the line of accidents that the country’s aging railway infrastructure has witnessed in the past few years.
According to The Express Tribune, the accident took place near the Raiti railway station in southern Pakistan as an express passenger train on its way from Karachi collided with one coming from Rawalpindi.
Between 15 to 20 people still remain trapped inside the wreckage of the train from Karachi, The Dawn reported, citing the local police superintendent.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted: “Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead…Ordering comprehensive investigation into railway safety faultlines.”
Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead. Have asked Railway Minister to reach site & ensure medical assistance to injured & support for families of the dead. Ordering comprehensive investigation into railway safety faultlines
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 7, 2021