Twitterati pray for Pakistan after train accident in Sindh leaves 36 dead and over 100 injured

FPJ Web DeskUpdated:Monday, June 07, 2021, 02:03 PM IST
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At least 36 people were killed and more than 50 others injured after two passenger trains collided on Monday in Pakistan's Sindh province. | Reuters Photo

At least 36 people were killed and more than 50 others injured after two passenger trains collided on Monday in Pakistan's Sindh province, authorities said.

A Sir Syed Express Train, which was en route from Lahore to Karachi, collided head-on with the Sargodha-bound Millat Express train near Dharki city in Ghotki district.

Divisional Transport Officer of Pakistan Railways in Sukkur division, Sajjad Wagho told Xinhua news agency that the Millat Express was standing still at the railway track after its some compartments were derailed due to a fault at the track, but the message of the track occupation could not reach the approaching the Sir Syed Express which finally hit it.

Speaking to Geo News, Ghotki Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah said that 13 to 14 coaches had derailed in the incident while six to eight were "completely destroyed".

A passenger who was traveling in one of the trains told the media that some people were still trapped in the mangled compartments.

Locals and rescue teams rushed to the site, pulled out the bodies and injured and shifted them to nearby hospitals.

The Pakistan Rangers, a paramilitary force, have also rushed to the site with their engineering machinery and were cutting the derailed compartments to search for bodies and the injured.

The news went viral the moment it broke on Twitter. People across Pakistan, as well as India, offered prayers for those who passed away and those who are currently in hospitals in a critical state.

Here's what people are saying on Twitter. Have a look.

With inputs from IANS.

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