At least 20 people were killed and 50 injured after two trains collided in Karachi's Landhi area, rescue sources said. Emergency has been declared at Jinnah Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Civil Hospital.
ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News – 3rd Nov, 2016) : 17 bodies and 50 injured have been brought to Jinnah Hospital, said Dr. Seemi Jamali, Head of Emergency Department at Jinnah Hospital. "Many among the injured have head injuries and some are in critical condition," she added. The collision occurred between Zakaria Express and Fareed Express. At least three carriages were damaged in the collision which, initial reports revealed, occurred due to faulty signals.
Rangers and rescue teams have arrived at the site and injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals for immediate treatment. Television footage showed mangled and overturned carriages, and local media reported rescuers were working to free people trapped in the wreckage. Emergency has been declared at Jinnah Hospital, Abbasi Shaheed Hospital and Civil Hospital. All train traffic between Karachi and the rest of the country suspended after the collision. The accident occurred in Gaddafi Town Landhi at 7:18 AM when Zakaria Express collided with the stationary Fareed Express. Two bogies of Fareed Express and one bogie of Zakaria Express were completely destroyed due to the collision. Fareed Express was at Juma Goth Train station when Zakaria Express crashed into it. Initial investigation reveals that the driver of Zakaria Express ignored the signal.