Twitterati Demands Sh Raheed’s Resignation Following Train Accident


Twitterati demands Sh Raheed’s resignation following train accident

The accident occurred when the driver lost control of the speedy bus LES 149 due to the slippery road after rain.

Islamabad (Pakistan Point News – 11th July, 2019) At least ten passengers were killed and several injured when a passenger bus overturned at Brahma Bahtar Interchange of Peshawar-Islamabad Motorway ( M-1) near Hassan Abdal on Thursday morning.

According to Motorway Police spokeman, the accident occurred near Hassan Abdal when the driver lost control of the speedy bus LES 149 due to the slippery road after rain.

He said that 49 passengers were on board the bus when it crashed.

Akbar Express was coming from Swat to Lahore when it struck against a goods train that stood on track at Vilhar railway station in Rahim Yar Khan district.

The police said that four bogies of the train overturned and six others were badly damaged.

The dead bodies and injured persons have been shifted to a hospital. The driver of the has been arrested and shifted to Hassan Abdal police station.

With the train accidents becoming so frequent, people are demanding an inquiry and asking Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed to step down.

Here’s what they are saying:

Meanawhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan directed the Railways Minister to take emergency measures to improve decades old infrastructure of railways to avert train accidents.

The Prime Minister stressed the need to ensure safety standards of railways across the country.

He also expressed deep grief over a number of casualties in train accident and directed provision of best possible medical treatment to the injured.

Mahnoor Sheikh

The writer is News Editor, Pakistan Point. She has graduated in Mass Communication and has worked in various media houses