Action against nine officials ordered over train accident

Published September 4, 2021
This file photo shows paramilitary soldiers and rescue workers gathering at the site following a collision between two trains in Ghotki. — Reuters/File
This file photo shows paramilitary soldiers and rescue workers gathering at the site following a collision between two trains in Ghotki. — Reuters/File

SUKKUR: Pakistan Rai­lways has released an inquiry report on the collision between Millat Express and Sir Syed Express trains near Daharki in Sindh on June 7, which left 66 people dead and a number of passengers injured.

The railways secretary has directed the general manager of Pakistan Railways to take action, according to the railway law, against nine Sukkur-based officials who have been declared responsible for the negligence leading to the accident.

The officials include Divisional Superintendent Tariq Latif, his deputy Asghar Bhutto, Divisional Engineer-III Ghulam Mohammad Lakho and Assistant Engineer Mohammad Rasheed Even after this accident, several collisions between passenger and goods trains have taken place in Sukkur division.

Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2021

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