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Post time 2019-10-31 16:19:53 |Display all floors
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Source: Reuters

Source: Reuters

A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove on a train traveling near city of Rahim Yar Khan in eastern Punjab province of Pakistan, leaves at least 65 passengers dead according to officials.
The train was on its way from the southern port city of Karachi, the capital of southern Sindh province, to the garrison city of Rawalpindi when the blaze erupted, said Ahmed, the deputy commissioner.
Deputy Commissioner Jamil Ahmed said the death toll had risen steadily since the early morning. The fire broke out when a gas stove exploded as breakfast was being prepared on board, he added.

Source: Dawn News

Source: Dawn News

Several of the injured had jumped off the train – many to their deaths – after the fire broke out, said Ahmed. The train eventually screeched to a halt.
Train accidents in Pakistan are often the result of poor railway infrastructure and official negligence. Media reports on Thursday suggest that railways officials did not notice when passengers boarded the train, carrying individual gas stoves.

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