Multan—Six people died and more than 150 were injured as a passenger train collided with a cargo train on Wednesday late night. As many as 350 passengers were on board the Awam Express when it met with the accident.
Railway sources confirmed that the accident occurred near Buch Station when the Awam Express train collided with a cargo train. CPO Dr Rizwan disclosed that six people died in the accident and more than 150 passengers were injured in the accident. The injured were shifted to a nearby hospital for medical treatment.
According to the DCO, a person had been trampled underneath the cargo train, causing it to stop. As a result, the Awam Express passenger train rammed into the stopped cargo train from behind, causing the accident.
The Awam Express, heading to Karachi from Peshawar, struck a goods train which was standing on the tracks. Rescue officials said that around 50 injured were shifted to Nishtar Hospital, Multan, while more than 50 were provided first aid on the spot.
Dr. Kaleem, a Rescue Emergency Officer said that the rescue operations had been completed. He added that 40 ambulances, along with 200 rescuers from Lodhran, Muzafargarh and Multan participated in the operations.
Personnel of the Pakistan Army also participated in the rescue operations. Saima Khizar, Director Vigilance of Pakistan Railways, Multan Division, said that the affected people were shifted to Multan through private transport.