MULTAN: A minimum of two individuals have been reported lifeless and over one hundred fifty injured after Karachi-sure Awam Categorical collided with a items practice close to Multan early on Thursday, officers and railways sources stated.
The incident passed off at Bucch railway station close to Multan that overturned 4 bogies of Awam Categorical.
It occurred when a person reportedly was overrun by a freight practice and the driving force stopped it to take out the physique, informed DCO Nadir Chattha. Within the meantime, Awam Categorical heading on the identical line collided with the stationary items practice.
The collision wrecked the engine and energy van, and overturned 4 bogies of Awam Categorical, he added.
Preliminary stories recommend that no less than two individuals died within the wake of crash and over one hundred fifty wounded. Dozens have been reported trapped inside broken carriages, stated sources. Authorities worry an increase in casualties.
A delay was noticed in response by rescue providers resulting from Eid holidays, based on sources. Aid works have been additionally affected as darkness prevailed within the neighborhood.
Rescue staff and locals are nonetheless busy in efforts to save lots of plenty trapped inside broken bogies.
The passenger practice was en path to Karachi from Peshawar.
In the meantime, authorities have imposed emergency at Multan’s Nishtar Medical Hospital and Shahbaz Sharif Hospital.
Medical Superintendent (MS) Dr. Ashiq has additionally appealed to residents to donate blood for the wounded.
Earlier, railways authorities ordered investigations into the mishap, with all involved directed to right away attain the spot.
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