10 Casualties And More Injured, After Two Trains Collide At Walhar Railway Station

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10 Casualties And More Injured, After Two Trains Collide At Walhar Railway Station

At least 10 passengers were killed and 67 injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train near Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday.

According to details, Akbar Express travelling from Quetta to Lahore collided with a stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of Punjab province.

The freight train was standing on the loop line when the passenger train instead of running on the mainline went on the wrong track.

District Police Officer (DPO) Rahim Yar Khan Umar Salamat said the deceased include one woman and eight men, while the injured include nine women and 11 children.

The injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals of Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar Khan for treatment where an emergency has been declared.

A child and a man have been rescued from the train.

The DPO further said rescue operation is underway and hydraulic cutters have been called at the site to retrieve dead bodies. A control room and helpline has established.

Officials say they fear more casualties in the accident

Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the accident.

He has also ordered an investigation into the incident.