Pak-Iran goods train service suspended

Published April 27, 2021
This file photo shows a goods train at the Quetta station during the inauguration ceremony.—PPI/File
This file photo shows a goods train at the Quetta station during the inauguration ceremony.—PPI/File

CHAGAI: The goods train service between Pakistan and Iran was suspended after a freight train carrying sulphur derailed in the Padag area of Chagai district on Monday.

A Pakistan Railways officer based in Dalbandin told Dawn that six bogies of the freight train, which was on its way from Zahedan to Quetta, derailed near Yadgar Close Station owing to the bad railway track.

He said several-foot-long track was damaged due to the incident. However, no one was injured in the incident.

According to sources in Pakistan Railways, a derailment incident always takes place in the summer season which makes the condition of ageing railway tracks more dilapidated.

Rescue teams arrived in the area to start the repair work. Besides, a rescue team was sent from Quetta to the area to restore the train service which might take more than 24 hours to complete the work, the sources further said.

Published in Dawn, April 27th, 2021

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