PM Khan extends condolences on Sadiqabad train accident


Prime Minister, Imran Khan, visit, Lahore, today
11 Jul, 2019 9:26 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday expressed his grief on a train accident in Sadiqabad, that killed about 10 people.

“Saddened to learn of train accident in Sadiqabad,” PM Khan tweeted. “My condolences to the victims families and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.”

The prime minister asked Federal Minister for Railways Shiekh Rasheed to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure and ensure safety standards.

“Saddened to learn of train accident in Sadiqabad. My condolences to the victims families and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured. Have asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure & ensure safety standards,” he tweeted.

Two trains collision kill 10, several injured in Sadiqabad

At least 16 people were killed and more than sixty injured when Quetta bound Akbar Express collided with a goods train at Walhar near Sadiqabad on Thursday morning.

According to the details garnered, the rescue operation is underway. Hydraulic cutters have been called at the site to retrieve dead bodies. Injured are being shifted to the hospitals of Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar khan.

The passenger train was going to Quetta from Lahore when it collided with a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station. The sources said that the engine of Akbar Express was completely destroyed in the accident while three bogies were also damaged, resulting in death of 10 persons while many others sustained injuries.

On the other hand, emergency was declared at all hospitals in Rahim Yar Khan and Sadiqabad after the accident.

Meanwhile, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the accident. He also ordered investigation into the incident.

Deputy Commisioner Rahim Yar Khan has established a control room to provide necessary information to the victim families.



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