Death toll rises further in Pakistan Railways train deadly accident
RAHIM YAR KHAN: Death toll rises further in Pakistan Railways train deadly accident.
73 passengers were killed and more than 40 others were critical injured on Thursday when three carriages of a Tezgam Express caught fire due to explosion in gas canisters purportedly used by Tableeghi Jamaat passengers near Liaquatpur area of Rahim Yar Khan.
The Tezgam was way to Rawalpindi from Karachi. Television footage showed flames pouring out of the carriages as people could be heard crying in the incident. Many commuters died and several were injured when they jumped from the moving train to escape the flames.
Emergency has been declared in all hospitals of the district. The wounded were rushed to hospitals in the nearby city of Bahawalpur and elsewhere in Rahim Yar Khan district.
At least 12 of the injured persons are in critical condition, whereas 18 dead bodies could not have been identified. Women and children are also amongst the victims. Many of the dead and injured were shifted to DHQ Hospital in Liaqatpur.