The Sikh pilgrims had been returning to Peshawar from Nankana Sahib when the Shah Hussain Express collided with their passenger van close to Sheikhupura in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
Rescue operations underway on the accident web site close to Sheikhupura (Picture Courtesy: Twitter @RajaFaisal01)
A tragic accident is coming to mild from Pakistan the place at the very least sixteen folks had been killed when a prepare collided with a passenger van at an unmanned railway crossing. The incident occurred at round 1.30 PM on Friday close to Sheikhupura in Pakistan’s Punjab province.
It has now been confirmed that at the very least 15 of the deceased had been Sikh pilgrims aboard the passenger van, reported the Daily Times.
Preliminary inputs have revealed that the Shah Hussain Express, on its method from Karachi to Lahore, struck a passenger van carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing someplace between Farooqabad and Behali railway station.
As per reviews, railway authorities have moved the our bodies of the deceased to a neighborhood hospital. The injured had been supplied first support by locals and are present process remedy. The tracks have been cleared and operations had been resumed as soon as the rescue operation was termed full, railway officers mentioned.
A divisional engineer has been suspended by Pakistan’s railway ministry in the aftermath of the accident that has claimed as many as 29 lives, reported Dawn. The report provides that the Sikh pilgrims who died in the collision had been returning to Peshawar from Nankana Sahib the place they had been visiting kinfolk.
In a tweet on Friday, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf mentioned that Pakistan PM Imran Khan has expressed remorse over the prepare accident in Sheikhupura. “Expressed deep sorrow over the loss of precious lives and directed to provide best medical aid to the injured,” the tweet provides.