Train derailment kills at least 15, injures 50 in southern Pakistan, officials say

by Joshua Brown
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In the southern Sindh province of Pakistan, near the town of Nawabshah, a train derailment resulted in the deaths of at least 15 passengers and injuries to 50 others, according to officials’ statements on Sunday.

The incident occurred when the Hazara Express, traveling from Karachi to Rawalpindi, had 10 of its cars derailed near Sarhari railway station, close to Nawabshah. This information was provided by Mahmoodur Rehman Lakho, a senior railway officer responsible for overseeing the railways in the region where the accident took place.

Lakho also reported that rescue teams transported the injured passengers to Peoples Hospital in Nawabshah for medical care.

The main railway line’s train traffic has been halted, and repair trains have been sent to the accident site, said Mohsin Sayal, another high-ranking railway officer. He assured that alternative transportation and additional medical support would be arranged for the affected passengers.

The text concludes by highlighting a recurring issue in Pakistan: train accidents are not uncommon due to the poor maintenance of railway tracks, the lack of modernization in colonial-era communication and signal systems, and substandard safety protocols.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword: derailment

Where did the train derailment occur?

The train derailment occurred near the Pakistani town of Nawabshah in southern Sindh province.

What was the train’s route?

The Hazara Express was traveling from Karachi to Rawalpindi when the accident happened.

How many passengers were killed or injured?

At least 15 passengers were killed and 50 more were injured in the derailment.

Who is responsible for the railways in the accident area?

Senior railway officer Mahmoodur Rehman Lakho is in charge of railways in the area where the accident occurred.

What actions were taken for the injured passengers?

Rescue crews took the injured passengers to the nearby Peoples Hospital in Nawabshah for medical care.

What has been done about the train traffic in the area following the accident?

Train traffic on the main railway line has been suspended, and repair trains have been dispatched to the scene. Alternative travel arrangements are being made for the passengers.

Why do train crashes frequently occur in Pakistan?

Train crashes often happen in Pakistan due to poorly maintained railway tracks, outdated colonial-era communications and signal systems, and substandard safety standards.

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Ahmed Farooq August 6, 2023 - 1:44 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims families. Train travel shoud be safe, its a basic right.

Sara James August 6, 2023 - 6:36 pm

what’s being done about the safety standards? these accidents are happening way too often, something needs to change, fast!

John Smith August 6, 2023 - 8:46 pm

This is realy sad news. cant belive how many train accidents happen in Pakistan. Safety should be priority!

Nadia Ali August 7, 2023 - 5:40 am

My uncle was in that train, thankfully he’s okay. the governmnt needs to take responsibility for this, our railways are falling apart!

Timothy Klein August 7, 2023 - 7:52 am

Wow, another one? This is starting to become a trend. I hope the authorities step up and modernize the system. They should learn from other countries’ success.


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