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Sadiqabad train accident: Inquiry report back to be finalised today as dying toll rises to 24

At least 17 dead, over 80 injured in Sadiqabad train accident

The dying toll from the lethal train crash at Sadiqabad climbed to 24 on Friday as Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid claimed that the collision was the results of human negligence.

Rashid, talking to a non-public news channel, mentioned that an inquiry report of the incident can be finalised immediately and people discovered accountable for the mishap can be held accountable.

Asserting compensation for the victims, the minister said that Rs1.5 million can be given to the heirs of the deceased, Rs0.5 million to those that are critically injured and Rs200,000 can be given to those that suffered minor accidents.

Passenger practice Akbar Express, travelling to Quetta from Lahore, rammed right into a freight train at Walhar railway station close to Sadiqabad in Rahim Yar Khan district on Thursday morning.

The affect was so robust that a number of compartments of Akbar Express went off the rail whereas the locomotive suffered substantial harm, based on officers.

Train accidents are widespread in Pakistan, the place the railways have seen many years of decline resulting from corruption, mismanagement and lack of funding.

A National Assembly standing committee was just lately instructed that there have been 384 train accidents in Pakistan since 2014: 74 in 2018-19, 67 in 2017-18, 78 in 2016-17, 76 in 2015-16, and 89 accidents in 2014-15.

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