Karachi: At least 15 people were killed and 50 others were injured when 10 coaches of the Hazara Express from Karachi to Rawalpindi derailed in Pakistan. According to local news channel Geo News, there is a possibility of more people being injured in this horrific train accident near a station located about 275 km from Karachi. The injured passengers have been taken to the nearest hospital.
The administration is carrying out rescue operations and an emergency has been declared in nearby hospitals. The reason for the derailment of the train has not been ascertained yet. “Due to the accident, traffic on the up track has been suspended,” Geo News quoted Mahmudur Rahman, Superintendent of Shakur Railway Division, as saying.
According to the Pakistani news channel Dawn, Sukkur Divisional Commercial Officer (DCO) of Pakistan Railways, Mohsin Siyal said, “I am going to the accident site. Some people are saying that five coaches have derailed, some It is being said that eight coaches have derailed and some are saying that 10 coaches have derailed.
Eyewitnesses and the police told that the Hazara Express derailed near Sarhari railway station, located between Shahzadpur and Nawabshah in Sindh province. On the other hand, in local TV footage and videos going viral on social media, a large number of passengers are seen near the derailed bogies, some of whom are lying on their sides.