posted on Jul, 13 2005 @ 03:24 AM
Three commuter trains in Pakistan have collided, killing at least 150 people. Reports from police and railway officials estimate 800 others have been
injured in the devastating wreck. A total of 3,000 passengers were on the three trains that collided early this morning. Apparently, after missing a
signal, one train smashed into the back of another. The two heavily damaged trains were then hit almost simultaneously by another commuter train.
Three trains have collided in southern Pakistan Wednesday morning, killing at least 150 people and injuring 800 more, police and railway officials
At least 17 train cars were destroyed in the accident that occurred at 3:40 a.m. local time (22:40 Tuesday GMT) at Ghotki railway station.
Police, army and paramilitary forces are assisting in the rescue operation and area hospitals are on emergency notice.
The Chairman of Pakistan Railways, Shakil Durani, told CNN there were about 3,000 passengers on the three trains.
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The Pakistani Railway system is virtually antiquated, according to reports; dozens of people have been killed on trains in the past few years.
A similar accident occurred in 2003 when a commuter train collided with a packed bus in central Pakistan.
No reports of sabotage have surfaced as of yet. The collision is being blamed on human error.
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