40 killed, several injured as passenger trains collide in Daharki

30 killed, several injured as passenger trains collide in Daharki 30 killed, several injured as passenger trains collide in Daharki

Daharki: At least 30 passengers were killed and several others injured after two trains--Millat Express and Sir Syed Express collided between Raiti and Obaro Railway stations near Ghotki in wee hours of Monday.

As per details, several bogies of Millat Express derailed and fell on the other track and Sir Syed Express that was coming from opposite direction, collided with these bogies.

Reportedly, Millat Express was on its way to Sargodha from Karachi while Sir Syed Express was going to Karachi from Lahore.

The police and rescue teams reached the spot after getting information and shifted the injured and dead to a nearby hospital.

Rescue teams have been dispatched from Sukkur and Sadiqabad and would reach the spot very soon.

The death toll in the accident is feared to rise as several passengers are trapped in the bogies.

Heavy machinery and cutters are required for the operation, said Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision, Abdullah said.

Earlier in March, Lahore-bound Karachi Express had derailed in Pakistan's Sindh province.

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