15 killed in train derailment in Pakistan

Karachi: At least 15 people were killed and scores others injured after five bogies of a Rawalpindi-bound train derailed in Pakistan on Sunday, police said.

The Hazara Exprewas was headed to Rawalpindi from Karachi and the accident took place near the Sarhari Railway Station in Nawabshah area.

According to reports, more injuries and casualties are feared. Train operations were suspended in the interior districts of Sindh after the derailment.

Deputy Superintendent of Pakistan Railways Mahmood Rehman confirmed that 15 bodies were recovered from the damaged bogies while around 50 injured people were being taken to hospitals.

“Right now, the focus is on rescue work and recovering people from the derailed compartments,” Rehman said, adding that the cause of the accident is being investigated.