FAISALABAD: One passenger died and six others sustained injuries when the last three coaches of Shalimar Express derailed and hit Millat Express stationed at adjacent track at the Resalewala train crossing near here on Monday morning.
The cause of derailment is yet to be determined as the railway authorities ordered an inquiry. Sources said railroad switch malfunctioning seemed to be the cause of derailment.
Witnesses said Rescue 1122 teams reached the spot and shifted the injured to the District Headquarters Hospital where their condition was stated to be stable.
People said the operational staff of the railways carried out the repair work and cleared the track after some hours. Other trains moving on the section were halted at different stations.
The deceased was identified as Mohammad Riaz, 25, of Gujranwala while five of the injured were named as Ghulam Ali, 50, and Mahmood, 60, of Karachi, Husnain Tariq, 21, and Dilawar, 22, of Multan and Syed Kamran, 35, of Lahore.
District emergency officer Ehtesham said four ambulances, as many bikes and a firefighting vehicle of the Rescue 1122 took part in the rescue work.
Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2018