NAUSHAHRO FEROZE: The Allama Iqbal Express escaped a major disaster when two of its bogies derailed near Padidan railway station in the wee hours of Saturday, resulting in the suspension of traffic on the affected railway track.
However, no casualty was reported in the incident, said rescue officials.
The cause of the derailment is yet to be ascertained.
Meanwhile, railway officials with heavy machinery reached the spot and launched an operation to clear the track for traffic.
In a similar incident reported on June 1, at least 10 people were injured when a bogie of Mianwali Express derailed near Faisalabad.
Published in Dawn, Aug 6th, 2023