21 dead in Pakistan train accident

45 injured

At least 21 people were killed and over 40 injured when two passenger trains collided Thursday morning near Karachi’s Landhi Railway Station.
The collision occurred between Zakaria Express and Fareed Express. At least three carriages were damaged in the collision which, initial reports revealed, occurred due to faulty signals.
“45 injured have been brought to the hospital,” Dr Seemi Jamali, Head of Emergency Department at Jinnah Hospital said, adding that five of them are in critical condition. Rangers and rescue teams have arrived at the site and injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals for immediate treatment. Television footage showed mangled and overturned carriages, and local media reported rescuers were working to free people trapped in the wreckage.