Sukkur train-bus collision: Official blames bus driver over failure to notice approaching train | Pakistan Today

Sukkur train-bus collision: Official blames bus driver over failure to notice approaching train

SUKKUR: A day after at least a train-bus collision killed 20 people and wounded scores, Sukkur Railways Divisional Superintendent (DS) on Saturday said that the bus driver tried to cross the track without noticing the approaching train.

In a media talk, the DS said that a signboard was installed at the railway crossing. Further investigations into the matter are ongoing and responsible persons will be determined afterward, he asserted.

On Friday, a Rawalpindi-bound passenger train, Pakistan Express, rammed into a bus at a railway crossing near Rohri in Sukkur division killing at least 20.

Rescue teams reached the incident spot and shifted the wounded to the Civil Hospital Sukkur where ten persons are in critical condition. An emergency had been imposed at the hospital following the accident.

On the other hand, train service resumed after completion of rescue work at the rail track. All the trains stopped at various stations between Punjab and Sindh were allowed to resume their journey.



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