Foreign media: the death toll from Pakistans train fire rose to 74

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 Foreign media: the death toll from Pakistans train fire rose to 74


A train traveling near Rahim Yar Khan in Pakistans Punjab province caught fire Thursday morning, global.com reported. At least 74 people were killed and dozens injured in the accident, the latest Afp report quoted Pakistani authorities as saying.

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A cylindrical object exploded. I dont know what happened. It caught fire everywhere, a survivor told AFP. The injured were rushed to a nearby hospital, the report said. Officials say many of the bodies were burned beyond recognition.

Ali Nawaz, a senior railway ministry official, told AFP that some passengers on the train were making breakfast at the time, and two gas stoves exploded. Nawaz said most of the dead were pilgrims from Sindh in the south.

According to Agence France Presse, many Pakistanis will take food when taking long-distance trains, but gas stoves should be banned. I admit our mistakes, Sheikh Rashid, Pakistans Railway minister, said in a televised speech This will not happen in the future.

The fire destroyed three carriages of the train, including two economy class and one business class. Pakistans prime minister, Imran Khan, expressed his grief at the accident and instructed the relevant departments to provide the best treatment for the injured. Imran Khan also expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

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