Over 30 injured in trains collision in Sheikhupura

News Desk
Monday, Sep 25, 2023

SHEIKHUPURA: At least 31 passengers including a train driver and his assistant were injured when a passenger train Mianwali Express hit a freight train at the Qila Sattar Shah railway station in Sheikhupura on Sunday.

According to Geo News, the Lahore-bound passenger train — coming from Mianwali — was travelling on the same track where a freight train was already present, resulting in the crash. The train driver attempted to avoid the crash but to no avail.

Rescue personnel said 31 passengers onboard the train were injured in the accident, adding five injured passengers had been shifted to the district headquarters hospital.

The railway officials said rescue work was under way at the site of the accident, and an investigation into the crash was launched.

Meanwhile, a railways spokesperson said in a statement that train operations were running smoothly in the Lahore division following the crash. The track was cleared at 7:30am after the accident, the spokesperson added. The spokesperson further said Mianwali Express was also dispatched and all passengers onboard the train were safe.

According to the spokesperson, four railways officials including the train driver and his assistant have been suspended.An inquiry commission led by a deputy principal officer has been formed, which will submit its report on the incident in 24 hours, the spokesperson added.