Akbar Express, the passenger train collided with a freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad on Thursday morning.
At least 14 people were killed while 79 others were injured when a passenger train collided with a freight train at the Walhar Railway Station on Thursday morning, Rescue 1122 sources told.
Rahim Yar Khan Deputy Commissioner (DC) Jamil Ahmed Jamil said that the train was heading towards Quetta. All passengers, on board had been removed from the train and track clearance operations were underway.
Earlier, Jamil had said that heavy machinery was being used to remove passengers who were stuck in the train, adding that they were being provided with food and water.
A police spokesperson said that police, rescue officials and other relevant agencies were busy in the rescue operations. Authorities said the Pakistan Army was also taking part in the rescue efforts.
The Prime Minister Imran Khan has extended deepest condolence to the families of the deceased. He directed the Railway Minister to ensure safety standards against such mis-happenings. In a post on Twitter, PM Imran said, “Saddened to learn of train accident in Sadiqabad. My condolences to the victims families and prayers for the speedy recovery of the injured.”