Train Accident in Pakistan, 19 People Killed
A derailed train in the Bolan district of Pakistan’s Baluchistan province has killed at least 19 people, including the driver and assistant driver, and left 100 others injured.
The Jaffar Express was travelling from Baluchistan’s capital Quetta to Rawalpindi today when four coaches derailed.
While the investigation is taking place, local media reported that the accident occurred due to failure of brakes.
Baluchistan home secretary Akbar Hussain Durrani told AFP: “Four carriages of a Rawalpindi-bound train, which left Quetta Railway station, were derailed near Abegum area of Bolan district, some 75km from Quetta city.
“The incident happened because the brakes of the train failed.” This is the second fatal incident involving the Jaffar Express this month. In the first week of November, a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) blast struck the train in the Dasht area of Baluchistan, killing four and injuring 19 people.