Six killed, 150 injured in train collision in Pakistan

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, which inherited thousands of miles (kilometres) of track and trains from former colonial power, Britain.  

AFP| Last Updated: Sep 15, 2016, 10:04 AM IST

Lahore: At least six people were killed and more than 150 injured today when a Karachi-bound passenger train collided with a freight train near Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province.

The incident took place near Bucch railway station in Sher Shah area.

It occurred when a man reportedly was overrun by a freight train and the driver stopped it to take out the body, said police official Nadir Chattha.

In the meantime, Awam Express heading on the same line collided with the stationary goods train.

The collision wrecked the engine and power van, and overturned four bogies of Awam Express, he added.

 

 

Lahore: At least six people were killed and more than 150 injured today when a Karachi-bound passenger train collided with a freight train near Multan in Pakistan's Punjab province.

The incident took place near Bucch railway station in Sher Shah area.

It occurred when a man reportedly was overrun by a freight train and the driver stopped it to take out the body, said police official Nadir Chattha.

In the meantime, Awam Express heading on the same line collided with the stationary goods train.

The collision wrecked the engine and power van, and overturned four bogies of Awam Express, he added.