THREE BOGIES CAUGHT FIRE IN TEZGAM EXPRESS, KILLING 74 PEOPLE
Liaquatpur: Three bogies caught fire in tezgam Express near Liaquatpur city of Punjab province, killing 74 people.
According to details, three bogies of the fast-moving train from Karachi to Lahore caught fire, killing 74 people and injuring 12 passengers in the accident.
According to DC Rahim Yar Khan, more than 40 passengers were injured due to the fire cylinder explosion, and the injured are being shifted to Ahmedpur Shariqa, Bahawalpur Hospital for medical help.
The injured have been shifted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital, according to MSDHQ Liaquatpur.
According to DC Rahim Yar Khan, the blaze of the fast-paced express was extinguished, cooling is in progress. Rescue 1122’s vehicles took part in the blaze.
According to the DGISPR, the army personnel reached the scene of the accident, while the Pak army personnel joined the civil administration in relief operations.
According to Pak Army Department of Public Relations, doctors and paramedics of the Army are also involved in rescue operations.
According to ISPR, Army Aviation helicopter has reached the scene of the accident, Army helicopter is sending the injured to the hospital.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed Called For a Report of the Accident
According to the railway authorities, carrying a train cylinder is not allowed and after investigation, it will be determined as to whose negligence the passengers boarded the cylinder. Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed called for a report of the train accident.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed told ARO News that 9 people were reported killed, fire broke out in a train’s economy class, people from Tablighi party were going to the gathering.
Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that the track would be restored in two hours. Those killed included people from Tablighi Jamaat.
He added that railways are prohibited from carrying stoves, etc. Foods on the train should be strictly strict.
Travelers from the Tablighi Jamaat carry food supplies, the affected boogies were isolated, so there was no major damage, CEO Railways said.
CEO and Elway Ejaz Brereau said there is a fire extinguisher but it is not large enough, the cylinder train fires due to the wind in the moving train.
DCO Junaid Aslam said that there were 207 passengers in the 3 bogies affected, 2 of the economy class 2 passengers were aboard mostly from Hyderabad;
He said there were 77 passengers in one bogie of the economy, 76 in the other, and 54 passengers in the third business class’s bogey.
The Divisional Commercial Officer said that Karachi Division has issued 02199213506 information for information, train schedule is not affected from Karachi, will depart on time.
Health Minister Punjab Yasmin Rashid says that emergency has been imposed in hospitals in Bahawalpur, Rahim Yarkhan, ensuring the best treatment for the injured.
Dr Yasmin Rashid said that the list of the dead and injured should be distributed. The seriously injured passengers are being shifted to Multan Burn Unit.
MSDHQ Liaquatpur Nadeem Zia said 12 passengers were in critical condition while the bodies of 14 passengers were unidentified.