At least 62 people have died after a train accident that occurred this early Monday in the southeast of Pakistan.
The accident occurred at dawn when the Millat Express derailed and fell onto another track, causing the collision with the Sir Syed Express in the Ghotki district of Sindh province, Pakistan Railways spokeswoman Nazia Jabeen said.
Mohamed Usman Abdullah, Deputy Commissioner of Ghotki, the district where the accident occurred yesterday, said the death toll rose to 62, after more bodies were found overnight.
Of hundred wounded From the collision of the two trains, 28 remain hospitalized, six of them in serious condition.
The source indicated that the operations in search of bodies continue, but believes that there are “Few options” to find more.
The Government and the Army launched a great rescue operation, with dozens of people trapped in the wreckage of the trains.
The remote location of the place The accident has made these rescue operations difficult, due to the obstacles to carry heavy machinery there to open the metal mass into which several wagons were converted.
The operation continued all night and is still underway this Tuesday.
The Government orders an investigation
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan ordered an investigation into the accident immediately. “I have ordered a deep investigation of the failures of the security of the railways, “he announced on his Twitter account.
Train accidents are frequent in Pakistan, which has an old railway network dating back to the times of the British Empire, from which they became independent in 1947.
In July of last year at least 19 people died and another 15 were injured when a train rammed a passenger bus in the province of Punjab.
In October 2019, a total of 73 people died by the explosion of a gas cylinder that some passengers used to prepare breakfast on a train in the south of the country.