Mehran Express escapes disaster

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Our Correspondent
Hyderabad

Karachi to Mirpurkhas Mehran Express escaped disaster due to the train driver’s presence of mind after it was switched to the wrong track near Tando Jam on Tuesday.

The train driver instantly applied emergency brakes to save the train from a sure disaster when it moved on a closed railway track.

“A glitch in the switch system resulted in failure of timely changing the track of the Mehran Express,” sources said.

Pakistan Railways officials said that the Mirpurkhas bound train moved to the closed track by mistake. “Train driver immediately applied brakes and saved the train from a disaster,” they added.

The Pakistan Railways had resumed Mehran Express in December last year, which transport commuters between the port city of Karachi and Mirpurkhas.