Sindh: At least 30 people were killed and dozens were injured after a passenger train collided with a bus near Rohri railway station of Sindh province on Friday night. As per reports, the number of casualties was expected to rise as several of the injured were in critical condition. Also Read - Rs 5000 Ex-gratia Announced For 13 Injured in Hyderabad Train Accident
The accident took place at the unmanned Kandhra railway crossing, near the Rohri railway station, when the 45 Up Pakistan Express train that was coming from Rawalpindi towards Karachi collided with a passenger bus.
The speeding train pushed the bus several hundred meters on the track after hitting it at the speed of around 60 km per hour, an official said.
“It was a very horrible accident […] the bus was split into three parts,” said Sukkur Police AIG Dr Jamil Ahmed.
Meanwhile, Commissioner Shafique Ahmed said the injured, including women and children, were taken to different hospitals in Rohri and Sukkur.
“It is a huge tragedy and all administration and police officials are rushing to the site. It was an unmanned railway crossing and unfortunately, the driver of the bus took a risk by trying to cross it when the train was coming in full speed,” he said.
According to a Pakistan Railways spokesperson, the bus driver was apparently at fault in the incident.
(With inputs from Agencies)