Pakistan train collision kills at least three

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Pakistani onlookers gather around damaged carriages after a passenger train rammed into a goods train in Hyderabad on June 20, 2019. (AFP)
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Pakistani onlookers gather around damaged carriages after a passenger train rammed into a goods train in Hyderabad on June 20, 2019. (AFP)
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Pakistani onlookers stand a top a carriage after a passenger train rammed into a goods train in Hyderabad on June 20, 2019. (AFP)
Updated 20 June 2019
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Pakistan train collision kills at least three

  • Baloch said the crash occurred on the main railway track and that train services from Karachi were suspended while the wreckage was being removed
  • Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where railways have seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment

KARACHI: At least three people were killed and several others injured when two trains collided in Pakistan's southern Sindh province on Thursday, officials said.
A driver, assistant driver and a guard were killed when a passenger train travelling to Lahore from the southern port city of Karachi hit a goods train that had stopped at a crossing, railway spokesman Riaz Abbasi told AFP.
Ishaq Baloch, a railway official confirmed the death toll and told AFP that an investigation has been launched to determine the causes of the collision.
Baloch said the crash occurred on the main railway track and that train services from Karachi were suspended while the wreckage was being removed.
All passengers on the train were safe, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed, the country's minister for railways told private TV channel ARY.
Video footage on local media showed the damaged engine and bogies of the trains and rescue workers and hundreds of people gathering to rescue the injured.
Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where railways have seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment.


Many feared trapped in major fire in India’s financial capital

Updated 14 min 36 sec ago
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Many feared trapped in major fire in India’s financial capital

  • Television channels said nearly 100 people may be trapped in the building that houses the office of state-owned telecoms company MTNL
  • “The fire has been confined to the third and fourth floor of the building,” the fire department said

MUMBAI: A major fire broke out on Monday in a nine-story government building in India’s financial capital of Mumbai, with several people feared trapped, fire officials said.
Television channels said nearly 100 people may be trapped in the building that houses the office of state-owned telecoms company MTNL.
“The fire has been confined to the third and fourth floor of the building,” the fire department, which has dispatched 14 fire engines to the site, said in a text message.
A Reuters witness said five or six people were on a balcony on one floor, with some waving white handkerchiefs.