Pakistan Railways Awam express collides with goods train: Cause of Accident?

Pakistan Railways Awam express collides with goods train: Cause of Accident?

MULTAN (APP): Four passengers were killed and many others injured, after Karachi-bound Awam Express collided with a goods train in Multan, early Thursday morning.

According to Railway source said here on Thursday that the Karachi-bound goods train had stopped near Buch railway station after it accidentally hit a man, when 14-Down Awam express, that had left Multan fifteen minutes after the goods train, hit the stationary goods train, as a result four coaches of Awam Express were derailed and four passengers were killed and 15 were injured in accident.

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He said that work was in progress to clear the track adding that Awam express was being brought back to Multan railway station.

He said that vehicles have been arranged for transportation of rest of the passengers to their respective destinations by road.

Rescue 1122 official said that incident occurred around 3:40 to 3:50 am, near Buch railway station.

He said that injured passengers were shifted to Nishtar hospital.

He said that 250 rescuers and 25 ambulances from Multan, Khanewal, Muzaffargarh and Lodhran were busy in rescue operation.

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Meanwhile, MS Nishtar hospital Dr. Ashiq Malik appealed the people, to donate blood to save lives of the injured persons.

Those who were died included Nasir (23) of Rahimyar Khan, Sardar of Rahimyar Khan and an unknown person of the age of 55 years, source said.

He said that emergency has been declared at Nishtar and Shahbaz Sharif hospital, where doctors and paramedical staff were busy in providing treatment to the injured.