15 killed over 100 injured as Jaffer Express derails in Balochistan, Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express derails in Balochistan, The Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express derailed from its tracks after it left Quetta, Rawalpindi-bound Jaffer Express derails in Balochistan.
15 killed over 100 injured as Jaffer Express derails in Balochistan
QUETTA: At least 15 people were put to death and over 100 damaged on Tuesday when a Rawalpindi-Bound train derailed near Aab-e-Gum area of Bolan part of the country in Balochistan.The Rawalpindi-Bound Jaffer send at special quick rate derailed from its tracks after it left Quetta, making great profit at least 10 persons in general, Deputy overseer of Pakistan railway told The send at special quick rate Tribune.
The dead and damaged were changed in position to a nearby hospital and further observations are underway. straight-away help needed has been declared in all government hospitals across Quetta, Balochistan Home Minister Sarfarz Bugti said.
“Twenty-six seriously wounded passengers are being evacuated by Pakistan Army helicopters to Quetta from site of accident,” military’s media wing, ISPR, said in a statement.
The incident occurred as brakes of the Jaffer Express failed while the train was its way to Rawalpindi, an army officer said. ”Two MI-17 helicopters of the Pakistan Army are taking part in rescue operation.”
Personnel of the Frontier Corps and Pakistan Army immediately reached the scene and started rescue and relief activities, he added. Sources said the dead include two policemen, driver and assistant driver of the Jaffer Express.
“Four carriages of a Rawalpindi-bound train which left Quetta Railway station were derailed near Aab-e-Gum area of Bolan district, some 75 kilometres from Quetta,” Balochistan Home Secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP…..More
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