SADIQABAD: Quetta bound Akber Express has collided with a goods train near Sadiqabad today, due to train accident at least 11 people killed, 60 injured.
According to DPO Rahim Yar Khan Umer Salamat, rescue operation is underway. Hydraulic cutters have been called at the site to retrieve dead bodies.
Injured has rushed to hospitals of Sadiqabad and Rahim Yar khan where emergency has been declared.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Rahim Yar Khan has established a control room to provide necessary information to the victim families. The numbers of control room are 068-9230109 and 0300-9402579.
President & PM express grief on accident
In their separate messages, they also directed to provide best possible medical treatment to the injured.
In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he has asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure and also ensure safety standards.
Railway Minister order for investigation
Meanwhile, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid said investigation has also ordered into the unfortunate accident.
Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Firdous Ashiq Awan has also expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in the train accident.
Akbar Express that met an accident at Walhar Railway Station near Sadiqabad on Thursday morning has also left for Quetta, carrying passengers.
According to the spokesperson for Railways, the passengers have also been seen off in the Akbar Express coaches which were technically fit.
Meanwhile, the federal government inspectors for Railways have left for the accident site to examine and also investigate the incident.
Establish information Cell
Pakistan Railways has also set up an information cell in Sukkur Division for the heirs of those who were killed or injured in Akbar Express train accident.
According to the Spokesperson for Pakistan Railways, people can also get information about the passengers from the telephone numbers: 0719310087 and 03333993999.