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65 dead as fire engulfs express train in Pakistan, several injured

According to details, the passengers were cooking breakfast when the blast occurred. Two adjoining coaches were engulfed in the raging fire.

SNS | New Delhi |

At 65 people were killed and several injured after a fire engulfed an express train in Liaqatpur near Rahim Yar Khan in the early hours of Thursday, according to reports.

A Pakistan Railways official has confirmed that the incident took place in the wee hours when the three coaches of in Karachi- Rawalpindi Tezgam express caught fire, Geo news reported.

The injured were taken to nearby hospitals.

Rescue operations are still underway.

According to details, the passengers were cooking breakfast when the blast occurred. Two adjoining coaches were engulfed in the raging fire.

Pakistan’s colonial-era railway network has fallen into disrepair in recent decades due to chronic under-investment and poor maintenance.

In July, eleven people were killed in an accident and in another incident, four people were dead in September.

In 2005, about 130 people were killed after a train rammed into another at a station in Sindh province and a third train hit the wreckage.