New Delhi: At least 30 people were killed and about 50 injured after two express trains collided in Sindh, Pakistan today.
The accident took place after a Millat Express train heading from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and soon afterwards Sir Syed Express train coming from Rawalpindi rammed into it, the Dawn reported.
The two express trains collided near Dharki, a city located in the Ghotki district of upper Sindh, it said.
Authorities fear that number of fatalities could rise in the accident and told that between 15 to 20 passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train.
Ghotki Deputy Commissioner Usman Abdullah said, “At least 30 people had been killed while 50 others had been injured in the incident,” the Pakistan media reported.
However, officials were facing difficulty in rescuing citizens as the bogies had overturned, he said, adding that the death toll could increase.
“Between 15 to 20 passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train and authorities are trying to arrange heavy machinery to rescue those people who are crying for help,” said Ghotki SSP Umar Tufail, it reported.