Two trains collided in Pakistan’s southern Sindh Province on June 7, killing at least 30 people and injuring 50 others, according to officials.
The accident occurred when the Millat Express train from Karachi to Sargodha derailed and fell on the opposite track and collided with Sir Syed Express headed from Rawalpindi to Karachi, a spokesperson of Pakistan Railways said.
The accident took place near Dharki, a city located in the Ghotki district of upper Sindh.
Rescue teams have brought the injured to nearby hospitals and it is thought that several are in critical condition.
Around 20 passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train and authorities were trying to arrange heavy machinery for the rescue, said Umar Tufail, a police chief in Ghotki district in Sindh province.
“Two helicopters are being flown from Multan for casualties evacuation and speedy relief measures,” a statement released by Pakistan’s military said. “Relief goods (are) being prepared and will be dispatched shortly.”
Meanwhile, officials at Pakistan railways said that an investigation has been launched into the accident.