Authorities said a passenger train, Akbar Express, collapsed on a freight train at the Walter railway station of Sadiqabad when at least 21 people were killed and 100+ injured.
Rahim Yar Khan Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jamil Ahmed Jamil told that all the passengers were trapped on a train, which was taken under Quetta, it was removed from the destruction and continued clearance operations.
Earlier, Jamil said that heavy machinery is being used to overcome the passengers who were trapped in the train, adding that they were being provided with food and water.
Police spokesman said police, rescue officials and other relevant agencies are engaged in rescue operations. Authorities said that the Pakistan Army was also participating in rescue efforts.
The ambulance started reaching the area of the area from different areas of the district to convey the injuries of Rahim Yar Khan to DHP Sadiqabad and Sheikh Zaid Hospital.
The spokesperson said that soon after obtaining information about the accident, Sadiqabad AP Dr. Hafeez ur Rehman Bugti and a police action reached the spot.
Rahim Yar Khan, DP Omar Farooq, said, “It is based on the initial reports when the signal is converted to the track, the passenger train went to the loop line, which caused traffic due to the accident.
Prime Minister Imran Khan presented his condolences to the families of the victims.
In a joint publication on Twitter, Prime Minister prayed for the fast recovery of the injured.
He has written that for the sake of dealing with the infrastructure of the railway, the Minister of Railways has asked that he has ignored the railway infrastructure and has ensured safety standards.
Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed also expressed concern for the loss of precious lives due to the accident.
Rasheed said that the incident occurred due to human negligence. He said that in this incident, he ordered the superior inquiry.