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Woman killed, 40 injured as nine coaches of Lahore-bound train derail near Rohri

Woman killed, 40 injured as nine coaches of Lahore-bound train derail near Rohri
March 7, 2021

SUKKUR (92 News) – One woman was killed and 40 passengers were injured when nine bogies of Lahore-bound Karachi Express derailed near Rohri on Saturday night.

After getting information, rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the injured to a Rohri and Sukkur hospitals.

Jawans of the Pak Army and Rangers participated in the rescue activities.

Railway officials said the train derailed due to old, rundown tracks, suspending rail traffic on the up-track. Six to eight trains were stopped at different stations after the accident, they added.

IG Railway Arif Nawaz said the accident occurred at around 1am.

Railways Minister Azam Swati monitored the rescue operation and ordered a strict action against the responsible. He said that there is need to upgrade the railway system.