Many killed when two trains collided in southern Pakistan: officials | Pakistan News


At least 25 passengers died after the collision of two express trains in Sindh province, the Associated Press reports, citing police and rescue agents.

Two high-speed trains have crashed in southern Pakistan and at least 25 passengers have been killed, police and rescue officials have reported, the Associated Press reports.

The Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train attacked it shortly afterwards, said Usman Abdullah, a police officer from Ghotki district in Sindh province, where the collision occurred early Monday. .

He said villagers, rescuers and police were transporting the dead and injured passengers to nearby hospitals.

It was not immediately known what caused the derailment and subsequent collision.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and aging tracks.

More details are expected.

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