LAHORE: An investigative report released on Friday regarding the Khushal Khan Khattak Express derailment stated that the train driver and guard were responsible for the accident.
The report states the accident which occurred near Attock occurred due to over-speeding and negligence of the train driver and the guard.
Senior General Manager Railways Aftab Akbar said, “The officers suspended after the accident were not responsible for the accident, but it was the driver and guard.”
After the accident, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed had suspended two senior officers accountable for the accident.
Following the investigative report’s findings, the deputy mechanical engineer and assistant mechanical engineer Peshawar have been reinstated.
On September 16, the Peshawar-bound Khushal Khan Khattak Express from Karachi derailed near Attock resulting in nine bogies derailed and 20 passengers sustained injuries.
The train derailed for a second time on September 27 in which 11 bogies overturned.