A collision between two express passenger trains in southern Pakistan left at least 30 dead in the early hours of Monday (7). According to Reuters, the death toll is likely to be even higher as rescuers still try to access several destroyed cars.
The accident in Ghotki district of southern Sindh province occurred after a train car, the Millat Express, derailed and fell on the opposite track. They were therefore struck by another train, Pakistan Railways spokesman Sir Syed Express said in a statement.
Rescuers are trying to reach a car where around 25 people could be trapped, district policeman Umar Tufail told local television station Geo News.
“Shocked by the horrific train crash in Ghotki this morning, killing 30 passengers,” Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Twitter. He also added that he was commissioning a thorough investigation into the issue of rail safety.