10 killed in Karachi train collision
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 18:45
  
Karachi: A passenger rail rammed into a goods train coming from opposite direction after its driver apparently missed a signal in Pakistan's port city of Karachi, killing at least 10 people and injuring 35 others on Tuesday.

Allama Iqbal Express collided head-on with Super Parcel Express near Jumma Goth railway station.

Quoting senior railway official Aftab Memon, Geo TV reported that the driver of Allama Iqbal Express crossed the train despite not receiving the signal and rammed into goods train coming from the opposite direction.

Local media reported that at least 10 people were killed and 35 others injured in the accident.

According to hospital sources, the injured included women and children.

Rescue workers and local residents helped pull passengers out of the mangled bogies of the Allama Iqbal Express.

Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah expressed grief over the incident. A high-level committee has also been formed to probe it.

Bureau Report


First Published: Tuesday, November 03, 2009, 18:45


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