Train Crash Kills 20 In Pakistan

At least 20 people have been killed, and dozens more wounded, following a collision between two passenger trains, in Pakistan.

At least 20 people have been killed and dozens more injured after two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided in Pakistan’s southern port city of Karachi during morning rush hour.

Witnesses described watching in horror as one train sped into the city’s Quaidabad railway station and rammed into the second, which was stationary, with the roar of the crash swiftly followed by the screams of people trapped inside.

Officials said rescuers armed with metal-cutting equipment and heavy cranes had managed to pull all the passengers from the twisted wreckage.

“No-one is left inside,” Ijaz Ahmad Khan, a Karachi administrative official, told reporters at the scene.

Casualties were still being counted but there could have been a total of up to 1,000 passengers on board the trains when the accident occurred, said Nasir Nazeer, an administrative official in Karachi.

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