Many killed as two trains collide in southern Pakistan: Officials

Two express trains have collided in southern Pakistan and at least 25 passengers were killed, police and rescue officials said, the Associated Press reported.

The Millat Express derailed and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterward, said Usman Abdullah, a police officer in Ghotki district in Sindh province, where the collision occurred early Monday.

He said villagers, rescuers, and police were transporting the dead and injured passengers to nearby hospitals.

It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving the poorly maintained signal system and aging tracks.

More details awaited.

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