G. McConway
August 7, 2023

Pakistan Train Derailment Leaves 30 Dead, More Than 90 Injured

There was yet another massive train derailment, only this one was not in the United States.

The Hazara Express, a passenger train that operates in Pakistan, derailed, reported CNN.

Local authorities stated that at least 30 people had already perished in the wreck, with more than 90 injuries also reported.

Horror Strikes

The train was traveling between Karachi to Havelian when it suddenly derailed near Nawabshah.

Ten of the cars left the track, leaving twisted metal and bodies all over the place.

So far, recovery efforts have located 30 dead bodies, but that body count is going to rise.

As we noted above, there were also at least 90 people reported injured, some of them with injuries to which they will likely succumb.

After the accident, train service was suspended to focus on the recovery of the dead and injured.

Senior police officer Abid Baloch said they had completed the rescue operation of all injured and dead was completed in the early evening.

This is not an uncommon issue in Pakistan. Like the United States, it is rail infrastructure has been neglected for far too long.

You can add that the trains look like something from the last century. In fact, the Daily Caller reported that the rail infrastructure is from the colonial era and has yet to be modernized. Additionally, safety standards are far below other modern nations, so this is an invitation or disaster.

Minister for Railways, Khaja Saad Rafiq, announced that an investigation would be conducted to find the exact cause of the accident. However, I would say those pictures make it pretty evident that the cause of the accident is equipment that was in operation when we only had black-and-white TV sets.

Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif offered a prayer for those that were injured or killed in the accident.

He stated, “We all pray, may Allah grant a place in heaven to those who passed away and I wish quick recovery for the injured.”

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