Short-circuit triggers fire on Sukkur Express in Shikarpur


Sukkur Express Short circuit fire shikarpur Tezgam express
01 Nov, 2019 3:07 pm

SHIKARPUR (92 News) – After Tezgam tragedy in Rahim Yar Khan, short circuit triggered flame on Jacobabad-bound Sukkur Express near Shikarpur on Friday.

According to the reports, two bogeys were damaged in the fire that erupted near Shikarpur. The fire broke out in the train due to short circuit.

The Sukkur Express started its journey from Karachi. The police have confirmed that no one was hurt in the minor fire and that it has now been controlled.

The train was moving at a slow pace and the fire was minor. After incident, security personnel and firefighters arrived at the scene and departed the train after extinguishing the blaze.

At least 74 passengers were killed and several injured when an Tezgam Express train caught fire near the city area of Liaquatpur in Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday.

According to the reports, 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.


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