Pakistan: Two express trains have collided in Pakistan’s Sindh and at least 32 passengers have lost their lives and 64 others are injured, reports said.
The Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterwards, railways officials confirmed, saying that the collision took place between the Raiti and Obaro railway stations.
A rescue operation is under way at the site of crash and the injured are being shifted to hospitals.
Police sources were quoted as saying by Geo News that the deceased have been transported to surrounding hospitals.
He said there were up to 25 people in one compartment yet to be accessed.
According to Geo News, Millat Express was going from Karachi to Sargodha and Sir Syed Express was going from Punjab to Karachi when the Millat Express derailed near Daharki and collided with derailed bogies of Sir Syed Express.
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Taking to Twitter, the prime minister instructed Railways Minister Azam Swati to arrive at the site and help the injured with provision of medical assistance.