Fire erupts in two bogies of Sukkur Express due to short circuit


Our Correspondent


After the deadly Tezgam Express inferno incident in Rahim Yar Khan, fire erupted in two bogies of Sukkur Express near Shikarpur Friday due to short circuit.
Receiving information about the mishap, security personnel and firefighters arrived at the scene and departed the train after extinguishing the blaze. Moreover, no loss of life has been reported.
Meanwhile, distraught relatives gathered on Friday for the first funerals of some of the 74 people killed when fire ripped through a train on way to Rawalpindi from Karachi, with many of the victims residents of a single town.
Sobbing family crowded an official building in Mirpurkhas overnight as the first bodies covered in white cloth began arriving by ambulance from the scene of the disaster.
After morning prayers more than a hundred men attended the first funeral of a car mechanic named Mohammad Saleem, who was in his late 40s.
It was held at the Bismillah Mosque, from which at least 42 pilgrims had left to board the train one day earlier bound for a religious gathering near Lahore.