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At least 16 dead in Pakistan train crash

Update : 03 Nov 2016, 02:12 PM
Television footage of the accident showed overturned and damaged carriages lying next to the track. Local media reported that rescuers were working to free people trapped in the wreckage. The television news channels in Pakistan reported that rail linksbetween Karachi and the rest of the country was suspended after the collision near the city's Landi Railway Station. Minimum forty people were injured and were brought to Karachi's Jinnah Hospital, said Dr. Seemin Jamali, Head of the Emergency Department. Javen Akbar Riaz, a senior police officer in Karachi, told Reuters on the phone, "Death toll is 16 until now," The collision occurred between the Zakaria Express and Fareed Express trains, media reported. In September, at least four people were killed and 93 injured when an express train collided with a freight train near the city of Multan in Punjab province. Pakistan's colonial-era railway network has fallen into disrepair in recent decades due to chronic under-investment and poor maintenance.
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