Six bogies of Quetta-bound freight train overturn in Chaghi

 Six bogies of Quetta-bound freight train overturn in Chaghi

Six bogies of a Quetta-bound freight train overturned near Dalbandin tehsil

Chaghi, 19 June: Six bogies of a Quetta-bound freight train overturned near Dalbandin tehsil of Chaghi district on Saturday morning.

As per details, the freight train was travelling from Iran’s Zahedan city to Quetta when six of its boggies overturned, suspending the Pak-Iran rail service.

Officials of the Pakistan Railways said the wagons overturned due to sand dunes covering the tracks.

Balochistan’s Chaghi district, particularly Dalbandin, is sandy and dusty. Trains passing through the area often get stuck when the tracks are covered with sand due to winds.

Last week, six tankers of a water supply trains got derailed due to sand covering the tracks.

Read more: Seven bogies of goods train derail near Kotri

On this month of June, seven bogies of a freight train derailed near Kotri Railway Station.

Sources privy to the matter said that the incident occurred due to brake failure of the train and as a result, seven bogies of the train were derailed.

The driver Wazir Muhammad and the fireman of the Pakistan Railways sustained minor injuries in the incident.

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