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At least 31 injured in Sheikhupura train crash – SUCH TV

A train collision near Qila Sattar Shah Station in Punjab’s Sheikhupura district on Sunday left at least 31 passengers injured.

According to sources, the Lahore-bound passenger train — coming from Mianwali — was travelling on the same track where a freight train was already present, resulting in a crash.

The train driver attempted to avoid the crash but to no avail.

According to the rescue personnel, 31 passengers onboard the train were injured in the accident. Five injured passengers have been transferred to the district headquarters hospital, they added.

The railway officials said that rescue work is underway at the site of the accident, and an investigation into the crash was launched.

Meanwhile, a railways spokesperson said in a statement that train operations are running smoothly in the Lahore division following the crash.

The track was cleared at 7:30am after the accident, the spokesperson added.

The spokesperson further said that Mianwali Express was also dispatched and all passengers onboard the train were safe.

According to the spokesperson, four railways officials including train driver Imran Sarwar and his assistant Muhammad Bilal have been suspended.


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