In a tragic accident, three drivers of the Pakistan Railways (PR) were died when a passenger train collided with a coal-laden goods train about 2km away from the Hyderabad railway station on Thursday (June 20). However the train track in Hyderabad was restored after 15 hours on Friday this incident.
As per details, Lahore-bound Jinnah Express while negotiating a slight turn on upcountry track rammed into the goods train going to Yusufwala in Punjab. Three bogies of the freight train were derailed but none of Jinnah Express’s bogies were derailed though its engine was destroyed.
Speaking to local media , Chief Executive Officer Pakistan Railways Aftab Akbar said “The collision was due to negligence by the driver and assistant driver. There were two unauthorized people present with the driver and assistant driver. It appears that while they were socializing, the driver missed the signal and wasn’t able to pull the emergency brake.
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14 September, 2019