Train collision in Pakistan kills 15, dozens injured

Last Updated: Jul 11 2019 16:21
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At least 15 people lost their lives and dozens others were injured in a train collision in Pakistan on Thursday.

A passenger train hit a stationary freight train in central Pakistan town of Rahim Yar Khan after being wrongly diverted onto the track.

"The Akbar Express [passenger train] going from Bahawalpur to Quetta hit a freight train that was parked there at 7.40am," a local police official said.

Rescue operations are underway at the collision sites and the injured are being taken to nearby hospitals. An investigation has been launched into the incident.

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his condolences for those who were killed and injured in the accident.