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Pakistan

Death toll rises to 62 after train catches fire near Rahim Yar Khan

Fire was caused by a cylinder exploding in the train. Passengers were preparing their breakfast when the train
Updated 31 Oct, 2019
  • Fire was caused by a cylinder exploding in the train.
  • Passengers were preparing their breakfast when the train caught fire.

At least 62 people were killed and several were injured on early Thursday morning after the Tezgam Express caught fire near Rahim Yar Khan.

The train, Tezgam, was on its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi. Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that the fire was caused by a cylinder blast that occurred in the morning when passengers were preparing their breakfast. The fire spread to three bogies of the train. ."Two cooking stoves blew up. They were cooking, they had cooking oil which added fuel to fire," the minister said.

The injured and dead have been shifted to BVH Bahawalpur and Pak-Italian Modern Burn Centre in Multan. Baqir Husain, the head of the district rescue service, said the death toll could rise.

Rescue teams teams are busy in extinguishing the fire. A statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations said that Army troops including doctors and paramedics have also been dispatched to assist rescue teams in the operation.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives and has ordered that the injured be provided top of the line medical care.

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