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Posted at: Jul 12, 2019, 7:32 AM; last updated: Jul 12, 2019, 7:32 AM (IST)

21 killed in Pak train collision

21 killed in Pak train collision
Officials and volunteers work at a train crash site in Rahim Yar Khan.

Lahore/Islamabad, July 11

At least 21 passengers were killed and more than 89 others injured on Thursday when an express train rammed into a stationery freight train in Pakistan’s Punjab province, officials said. The Quetta-bound Akbar Express collided with the stationary freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad tehsil.

The freight train was on the loop line when the speeding passenger train instead of running on the main line entered the wrong track.

In another accident, 13 persons were killed and 34 others injured after a speeding passenger bus overturned near Pakistan’s capital city Islamabad. The bus was going to Lahore from Swat when the accident took place at an interchange near Hassan Abdaal, about 45 km from Islamabad, the police said. — PTI

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