Passenger train hits freight train in Pakistan, killing 16

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The DPO further said rescue operation is underway and hydraulic cutters have been called at the site to retrieve dead bodies, it added.

Police Chief Umer Salamat said the train was traveling from the eastern city of Lahore to southwestern Balochistan Province when the accident occurred at the Walhar Railway Station near Rahim Yar Khan in the early morning hours of July 11.

A collision between a passenger train and a stationary freight train at a railway station in southern Pakistan killed almost two dozen people and injured more than 70 others, hospital officials said Thursday.

The passenger train is believed to have swtiched to a wrong track while it was passing near a railway station where the freight train was stationed on a loop line, Geo News stated.

On June 20, at least three people, a train driver, and two assistant drivers were killed and several others injured after a passenger train collided with a freight train near Hyderabad.

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Ahmed said some of the injured passengers were listed in critical condition.

A child and a man have been rescued from the train, the report added.

A passenger train crashed into a stationary freight train in Pakistan on Thursday, killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 under overturned carriages, police said, with the prime minister blaming ageing, poorly maintained rail infrastructure.

Officials say they fear more casualties in the accident.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan took to Twitter to express his grief over the incident. "Have asked Railways Minister to take emergency steps to counter decades of neglect of railway infrastructure & ensure safety standards".

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