Eleven killed, dozens injured in Pakistan train crash

July 11, 2019 Off By Web Desk

Islamabad, At least 11 people were killed and more than three dozen others were injured when a passenger train in eastern Pakistan slammed into a freight wagon parked on the tracks, officials said Thursday, according to DPA.

The train was heading from the eastern city of Lahore to the south-western province of Balochistan when the accident occurred before dawn, local police chief Umer Salamat said.

The engine was severely damaged, and at least three carriages were derailed in the collision, Salamat added.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known and an investigation would start once the rescue operation is over, local administration chief Jameel Ahmed said.

Source: International Islamic News Agency