South Asia

Two Passenger Trains Collide in Pakistan; 30 Killed, 50 Injured

The accident occurred when the Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and fell on the opposite track and collided with Sir Syed Express headed from Rawalpindi to Karachi.

Karachi: Two passenger trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province on Monday, killing at least 30 people and injuring 50 others, according to officials.

The accident occurred when the Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and fell on the opposite track and collided with Sir Syed Express headed from Rawalpindi to Karachi, a spokesperson of Pakistan Railways said.

The collision, in which bogies of the Millat Express train overturned, took place near Dharki, a city located in the Ghotki district of upper Sindh.

An emergency has been declared at hospitals in Ghotki, Dharki, Obaro and Mirpur Mathelo.

At least 30 people have been killed while 50 others injured in the incident, Ghotki Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah told reporters.

Officials were also facing difficulty in rescuing the people trapped inside the overturned bogies.