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Fatal Train Crash Kills 32 In Ghotki

At least 32 people lost their lives while 50 others were wounded on Monday as two passenger trains collided in Ghotki, Sindh. The incident took place in the Dharki city of Ghotki.

Initial details shared by the Pakistan Railways indicate that a Millat Express train that was going from Karachi to Sargodha derailed. It then collided with a Sir Syed Express train that was coming from Rawalpindi. The officials further said that the incident took place near the Raiti railway station.

A PR statement said, “The Millat Express train left Daharki station at 03:28am. Information was received at 03:43am that the train had derailed at 03:38am. Meanwhile, the Sir Syed Express train passed through Raiti at 03:38am. As the coaches of the derailed train were infringing the down track, the driver tried to apply emergency brakes but the locomotive hit the infringing coaches at 03:38am.”

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In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was shocked by the accident, adding that he has ordered ‘comprehensive investigation’.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah also took notice of the incident and directed the Sukkur Commissioner to mobilise the district administration. He also ordered arrangements for the wounded at the hospital as well as temporary accommodation and food for the passengers of the ill-fated trains.

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