MULTAN: The Central Minister for Communications and Political Affairs, Mr Ghulam Mustafa Jatoi, has instructed the authorities concerned to take prompt action to investigate … the real cause of the train disaster at Liaquatpur railway station. … Reports … said the number of bodies recovered so far from the debris of the damaged bogies at Liaquatpur station has reached 90 while efforts are still continuing for the recovery of more bodies. The number of injured passengers reportedly reached 250. The body of a bride, dressed in a red wedding suit, was also recovered from the damaged bogie of Tezrao. Neither any other member of the wedding party could be traced nor the address of the bride ascertained.

Some of the … injured passengers are under treatment in the hospitals at Liaquatpur, Rahimyar Khan and Bahawalpur. … [Meanwhile] two more injured of the Tezrao accident, a woman and a five-year-old child, succumbed to their injuries today [Aug 8]… . — Staff correspondent

[Meanwhile, as reported by the newspaper’s staff correspondent from Hyderabad,] fourteen students are reported to have been arrested by the police so far in connection with the murder of Mr Abdul Razzak Soomro, a junior lecturer of Polytechnic Institute Hyderabad.

Published in Dawn, August 9th, 2022

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