3 killed, many injured in collision between two trains in Hyderabad
HYDERABAD (News Lab) – At least three people were killed several others wounded after two trains coming from the opposite direction collided in Hyderabad’s Pathan Goth area on Thursday.
According to Dunya News, the accident occurred in Hyderabad’s Pathan Goth area when the Jinnah Express passenger train going from Karachi to Lahore collided with a freight train. The passenger train rammed into the freight train, which was stationary, near the railway station. The passenger train s engine and boggies were severely damaged.
Following the fatal accident hundreds of people from the nearby areas gathered at the accident site while many of them were seen helping in the rescue operation.
The first responders rushed to help commuters after the collision.TV footage showed mangled and overturned carriages, and the rescuers were working to free people trapped in the wreckage.
Sindh Chief Minster Syed Murad Ali Shah while expressing regret over the accident ordered the authorities to provide best possible treatment to the wounded passengers.
He also directed to arrange necessary arrangement in the hospitals for the treatment of wounded passengers.
There are also reports that a relief train has been sent from Karachi while the trains from Karachi to Hyderabad have been stopped.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad expressed regret over the accident and said that the investigations into the incident are underway.
“A driver, an assistant driver and a guard lost their lives in the incident outside Hyderabad at a signal crossing,” said Federal Railways Minister Shiekh Rashid Ahmed. “All passengers are safe”. He said the matter was being investigated and a brief report on it would be released within an hour.