A mini-bus carrying Sikh pilgrims, which was getting back from Nankana Sahib Gurdwara in Punjab (in Pakistan), hit the Shah Hussain Express at Farooqababd

At least 29 individuals, principally Pakistani Sikh pilgrims, had been killed when a mini-bus carrying them rammed right into a prepare at an unmanned crossing in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Friday.

The mini-bus carrying Sikh pilgrims, who had been getting back from Nankana Sahib in Punjab, hit the Shah Hussain Express which was coming from Karachi to Lahore at Farooqababd, some 60 kilometres from Lahore, at 1.30 pm, officers mentioned.

Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) spokesperson Amir Hashmi instructed PTI that a minimum of 29 individuals, most of them Pakistani Sikhs, had been killed within the collision.

“The coaster was carrying mostly Sikh pilgrims to Gurdwara Sacha Sauda in Farooqabad. They had come to Nankana Sahib from Peshawar. After staying in Nanakana Sahib, they were leaving for Peshawar. The ETPB security had escorted them till the limits of Nankana Sahib,” Hashmi mentioned.

The rescue groups reached the spot and shifted the injured to the district headquarters hospital, an announcement by the Railways Ministry mentioned.
The railways mentioned a divisional engineer has been suspended from service and an inquiry has been launched.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid has ordered authorities to take quick motion towards these answerable for the accident.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed grief over the accident and directed authorities to supply the most effective medical assist to the injured.

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