Monday 7 August 2023

Pakistan express train derails - Dozens Killed

BBC News on Youtube has the story.


At least 30 people have been killed and 100 injured when an express train derailed in southern Pakistan. 

Several carriages of the Hazara Express overturned near Sahara railway station in Nawabshah.  The train was travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi.

Rescue teams freed survivors from the twisted wreckage and the injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

Railway Minister Saad Rafiq said initial investigations showed the train was travelling at normal speed and they were trying to establish what led to the derailment.

Reeta Chakrabarti presents BBC News at Ten reporting by Caroline Davies in Pakistan.

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