Pakistan train crash: At least 30 killed and dozens injured after two trains collide
Telegraph, 07 Jun 2021
At least 30 people were killed and dozens injured on Monday when a packed Pakistani inter-city train ploughed into another express that had derailed earlier, officials said.
An unknown number of people were still trapped in mangled wreckage near Daharki in Sindh province, a railway spokesman said, adding rescue workers had called urgently for specialist equipment so they could be extracted.
"The site is far and that's why we are facing some trouble in the rescue work," he said, adding at least six wagons were destroyed in the accident.
Mobile phone footage shown on television from the site revealed the wreckage, with several green Pakistan railway carriages lying on their side.
One clip showed medics giving an intravenous drip to a conscious passenger whose lower torso was trapped between crushed carriage benches.
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