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Major Train Crash In Pakistan - 3 Trains

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posted on Jul, 12 2005 @ 10:44 PM
Three trains collided in southern Pakistan. At least 120 dead.

BBC: Pakistan train crash kills scores

A major train collision in southern Pakistan has left at least 120 dead, local police say.
The dawn incident near the town of Ghotki in Sindh province involved three passenger express trains.

At least 13 train carriages have been derailed. "It is a very gruesome situation," said local police official Aga Mohammed Tahir.

The general manager of Pakistan Railways said the crash was caused by a train conductor misreading a signal.

The BBC's Zaffar Abbas in Karachi says the collision is one of the worst train accident in recent years.

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AFP via Yahoo: 200-300 feared dead in Pakistan train crash: state TV

Between 200 and 300 people are feared dead after three passenger trains collided in southern Pakistan, a police officer told state television from a local hospital.

Rescue workers were trying to extract people still trapped in the pile-up near the town of Ghotki, in which as many as 17 carriages were destroyed, according to private television channel GEO.

Local railway official Mohammad Ashraf told AFP: "Many are trapped in their coaches."

One of the trains, the Quetta Express, was at a standstill in the station when the oncoming Karachi Express smashed into it around 4:00 am (2300 GMT), Ashraf said.

A number of carriages catapaulted onto a nearby track and a third train, the Tez Gam Express, then ploughed into the wreckage, he said.

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Related News Sources:
Reuters via Yahoo: At least 120 killed in Pakistan train crash
USA Today: Hundreds of casualties in passenger train collision
Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Three-way train crash kills scores in Pakistan
CNN: At least 100 die in Pakistan crash

[edit on 2005/7/12 by Hellmutt]

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:06 AM
This is now in ATSNN.

TOP STORY: At least 150 die in Pakistan crash (by Simulacra)

posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 05:29 AM
A Very Gruesome Situation

This sounds like a nightmare come to life.

A lot of families are going to be devastated by this.

My prayers are with them.

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