Two express trains collided in Pakistan early on Monday morning, killing at least 25 passengers and injuring dozens of others.
The crash took place in Sindh province in southern Pakistan when the Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterwards. The reasons for the initial derailment and the subsequent collision were not immediately clear.
According to authorities and local media, rescuers and villagers were working to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage.
Umar Tufail, a police chief in Ghotki district in Sindh province, where the collision occurred before dawn, said that between 15 to 20 passengers are still trapped in the wreckage of the Millat Express train and authorities were trying to arrange heavy machinery to rescue those people who are crying for help.
The footage of the accident on social media and local media showed ambulances taking the injured to hospitals, some of whom are critical.
Malik Aslam, a local villager, told Pakistan’s Geo News TV that about 100 people were injured and he counted at least 30 bodies of passengers during the rescue and recovery work.