At least 46 killed in Pakistan train fire

first_imgBaqir Husain, the head of the districtrescue service, said 15 people were injured. District police chief Amir Taimur Khansaid the death toll reached 46 after the blaze destroyed three of the train’scarriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday.    Eleven people were killed in anaccident on July and four in another accident on September. ISLAMABAD – A fire has swept through aPakistani train, killing at least 46 people after a gas canister passengerswere using to cook breakfast exploded, police said. Pakistan’s colonial-era railwaynetwork has fallen into disrepair in recent decades due to chronicunder-investment and poor maintenance.center_img “Most deaths occurred from peoplejumping off the train,” he added. People and rescue workers gather near the site after a fire broke out in a passenger train and destroyed three carriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistan on Oct. 31. REUTERS/STRINGER Around 130 people were killed in 2005when a train rammed into another at a station in Sindh province, and a thirdtrain hit the wreckage.(Reuters)last_img

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