70 people died, 39 injured as train catches fire while travelling

70 people died, 39 injured as train catches fire while travelling

70 people died, 39 injured as train catches fire while travelling.

More than 70 People have Died, where as 39 injured after a Fire Broke out in Tezgam Express, travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi after a Gas Cylinder Preparing Breakfast  Exploded  onboard.

The tragedy occurred in the Rahim Yar Khan District of Punjab 🇵🇰, The Fire Started after Passengers started Cooking  on the train, and the resulting inferno Destroyed 3 Economy class carriages of the train.

Speaking to media, Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid confirmed that 2 stoves Blew up. People in the train were cooking, they had (cooking) oil which added Fuel to the Fire, he stated.

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Most Deaths occurred from people Jumping off the train, the minister added.

He further said people sneaking stoves on trains to Prepare meals on Long journeys was a common problem.

The People injured in the accident have been taken to a nearby hospital. PM Imran Khan has Ordered that they be Provided Top of the Line Medical care.

The Pakistan Army, reacting to the incident, Dispatched Doctors and Paramedics to the site to assist the civil administration in rescue and relief activities.

The military’s media wing further said Army Aviation Helicopters were also dispatched from Multan to evacuate the critically injured.

Railway traffic was Suspended  Following the incident but is expected that the track will be opened in the next few hours, said officials.

More information regarding the Tezgam incident can be obtained through a Designated Helpline : 0300-8060780

This is a Developing story and is being updated.

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