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At least 46 killed as massive fire breaks out on Karachi-bound Pak train

Prime Minister Imran Khan while expressing his condolences directed the authorities to ensure the provision of best medical treatment for the injured.

Death toll rises to 46, in incident where fire broke out in Karachi-Rawalpindi Tezgam express train in Liaqatpur near Rahim Yar Khan on 31 October, 2019 |  Credits: @ANI

Death toll rises to 46, in incident where fire broke out in Karachi-Rawalpindi Tezgam express train in Liaqatpur near Rahim Yar Khan on 31 October, 2019 | Credits: @ANI

Press Trust of India Lahore
At least 46 people were killed and several others injured as a massive fire broke out on a train in Pakistan's eastern Punjab province on Thursday after a gas canister carried by a passenger exploded.
The train, Tezgam, was on its way to Rawalpindi from Karachi when the fire broke out, destroying three of the train's carriages, including two economy class carriages and one business class carriage at Liaquatpur near Rahim Yar Khan in Punjab province.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmad said a gas stove blew up when some of the passengers were preparing breakfast on the speeding train in violation of rules.
At least 46 people killed and several others injured in the fire, District Police Officer Rahim Yar Khan Ameer Taimoor Khan said.
Most deaths occurred from people jumping off the train, he added.
Prime Minister Imran Khan while expressing his condolences directed the authorities to ensure the provision of best medical treatment for the injured.

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First Published: Oct 31 2019 | 11:10 AM IST

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