Ghotki; Two train have collided Sindh’s Ghotki and at least thirty two passengers were killed and more than sixty injured in Ghotki train crash.
According to Railways officials, Sir Syed Express collided with the Millat Express between Raiti and Obaro Railway stations and fourteen boggies derailed.
The Police sources said four boggies of Millat Express completely destroyed in the accident and the death toll is feared to rise.
Rescue operation continues at the site of accident and the injured are being shifted to hospitals.
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 Ghotki.
There were up to 25 people in one compartment yet to be accessed.
ISPR update on rescue operation after Ghotki train crash
As of 9:40am, according to a statement issued by the ISPR after Ghotki train crash, relief and rescue efforts are underway at the incident site.
Army and Rangers troops are assisting in the relief and rescue operation.
A military doctor and paramedics, along with ambulances, moved from Pannu Aqil has also reached incident site, the ISPR statement read.
It said that engineer resources have been moved to carry out necessary relief and rescue work. The army’s special engineer team Urban Search and Rescue is being heli-lifted from Rawalpindi to the crash site to speed up relief and rescue efforts.
Two helicopters are being flown from Multan for casualties evacuation and speedy relief measures, the ISPR said, adding that relief goods are being prepared and will be despatched shortly.
PM Imran Khan orders ‘comprehensive investigation’ into railways safety fault lines
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed shock at the loss of lives from the Ghotki train accident and ordered a “comprehensive investigation” into it.
Taking to Twitter, the prime minister instructed Railways Minister Azam Swati to arrive at the site and help the injured with provision of medical assistance.
“Shocked by the horrific train accident at Ghotki early this morning leaving 30 passengers dead. Have asked Railway Minister to reach the site and ensure medical assistance to the injured and support for families of the dead. Ordering a comprehensive investigation into railway safety fault lines,” he tweeted.