Pakistan Express escapes accident at Faisalabad: report


The Rawalpindi-Karachi Pakistan Express narrowly escaped an accident at Dinga Phatak in Faisalabad on Saturday.

According to media reports, five bogies of the train got detached, but fortunately did not derail. The passengers were still waiting for help at the track at the time of filing of this report.

It seems that the authorities have not taken any proper step to improve the railway issues despite the deadly Rahim Yar Khan trains incident that killed 24 people.

Earlier, Fareed Express that was moving towards Karachi escaped an accident due to signal problem at Walhar Railway Station.

The driver of Fareed Express revealed that the signal at railway crossing changes within no time. He also captured video of this fault in the railway signals and demanded the ministry to take action.

At least 24 people were killed while 60 sustained injuries as speeding Akbar Express collided with a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station near Rahim Yar Khan on July 11. The impact of the collision was so immense that the passenger train’s engine and three bogies were completely destroyed.

Pakistan Army soldiers and an army helicopter rushed to the spot for initial rescue operation.

Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed said Rahim Yar Khan trains accident was being investigated and those involved in negligence would be punished.

He said the only solution is to replace the old Phaatak system with signals, adding that this was the first accident during the current government’s tenure.