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Tezgam tragedy: Opposition postpones Azadi March rally till Friday

Tezgam tragedy: Opposition postpones Azadi March rally till Friday
October 31, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The joint opposition announced that the anti-government Azadi March rally in Islamabad has been postponed till tomorrow (Friday) due to the Tezgam tragedy occurred in Rahim Yar Khan. This was stated by Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb. She also said that the decision has been taken after consultation of all opposition parties which are participating in the massive protest. Marriyum Aurangzeb says decision taken after 73 people were killed in a train incident in Rahim Yar Khan. At least 73 passengers were killed and several injured when an Tezgam Express train caught fire near the city area of Liaquatpur in Rahim Yar Khan. According to the reports of Tezgam tragedy, several passengers burnt alive as three bogies of Tezgam Express caught fire near Talwari Station in Liaquatpur area. The coach where the cylinder blasted was booked by the Taleeghi Jamaat’s men. They were boiling eggs on the gas stove to have breakfast when it exploded with a huge blast. After the blast, the raging fire engulfed two other coaches also. The ten vehicles of firefighters and Rescue 1122 reached at the spot and started the operation to extinguish the fire. The affected bogies have been separated from the train. The emergency was imposed all over the district hospitals. The wounded persons has been shifted to the THQ Liaquatpur, RHC Chani Goth and Bahawalpur Victoria hospitals. The people jumped outside the bogies during the fast speed running train, which caused the more deaths. The emergency also declared in the Nashtar Multan Burn Unit. The injured persons has been shifted to the hospitals and fire extinguished after rescue operation. “Liaquatpur train accident death toll rises to 65,” confirmed by Director Emergency Rescue 1122 Baqir Hussain. Director Emergency Victoria Hospital Aamir Bukhari said that emergency has been imposed at Bahawalpur Victoria Hospital. He added that the Victoria Hospital has 35 beds for emergency.