Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed has said that culprit, responsible for Sadiqabad train incident would be punished as inquiry report would be finalized on Friday (July 12).
A day earlier, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed has announced compensation money for the victims of the collision between Akbar Express and a freight train in Sadiqabad of Rahim Yar Khan. The minister announced to give Rs1.5 million to bereaved families and Rs0.5 million to the families of the injured. Earlier, Sheikh Rasheed expressed sorrow over the loss of lives in an accident of Akbar Express, affirming that the responsible individuals won’t be spared.
Ordering to carry out probe into the matter, Sheikh Rasheed summoned a comprehensive report from pertaining officials. “In the case of negligence, we will not spare those due to which incident took place. I have been informed that eight to nine persons have died. I’m myself monitoring entire scenario”, Rasheed told media.
The death toll of Akbar Express which met an accident at Walhar near Sadiqabad on Thursday has risen to twenty-two. As per media reports, 80 people sustained severe injuries in the deadly accident.
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