GHOTKI: At least 35 persons were killed and over 50 other were injured when Millat Express and Sir Syed Express collided in the wee hours of Monday near Daharki, a city in Ghotki District in the Sindh.
According to spokesperson of Pakistan Railways, several bogies of Millat Express, which left Daharki Railway Station at 3:25 am, derailed and fell on the other track. Sir Syed Express, coming from opposite direction, collided with these bogies at about 3:45 am. The incident took place between the Raiti and Obaro railway stations.
The spokesperson said that further details about the incident will come to light after initial investigation; however, rescue operation is underway and additional teams have also been dispatched from Lahore.
At the same time, the Pakistani Army and Pakistani Ranger Sindh units have also arrived on the scene to assist the civil affairs departments in their operations. The body is being transferred to a nearby hospital.
Hospitals in neighboring areas have declared a state of emergency, and doctors and paramedical staff have been required to be on duty.