worst train crash in Pakistan

Pakistan’s Worst Train Crash in a Decade Kills at Least 127

13 July 2005

Its Dawn at the Ghotki station, a province of Sindh, what happened next is described as the worst railway disaster in Pakistan. When it was over, more than 127 people were killed and countless more injured.

Three trains have collided at a station in southern Pakistan Wednesday, killing at least 127 people and injuring hundreds more.

Three trains collided,  eyewitnesses say a train coming from Karachi crashed into another that was stopped, third train, crashed into the wreckage.

Rescue workers and police searched the incredible wreckage for the injured and the dead that piled up from this horrific train crash.

Nasir Zaidi, Pakistan Railway’s Director of Operations,  blames the incident on what appears to be human error. “The Karachi Express driver perhaps did not observe the rule or the signals were wrong for him ,” Nasir Zaidi said.

The same station had another crash years ago, over 100 died in that one. Many of the train wrecks and train crashes in Pakistan are due to faulty equipment and human error.


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