Jul 06

Karakoram Express hits rickshaw near Sheikhupura, kills 10

karakoram expressSHEIKHUPURA: At least 14 persons have lost their lives and four were severely injured by train hit to rickshaw vehicle on Saturday near Sheikhupura district.

At least 14 persons were killed including women and children while majority of them belongs to same family. The incident took place near Sheikhupura district of Pakistan’s Punjab province by Karakoram Express.

According to TNT representative, the accident occurred due to hurriedness of rickshaw driver who tried to cross the unmanned level crossing.

Rescue teams rushed the incident site, shifted the dead bodies and injured to District Sheikhupura hospital.

Eyewitness told TNT representative that 5 persons were died on the spot and seven injured lost their lives in way to hospital during transfer.

Local people called the railway management responsible for the accident.

They said that it happened in past as well but the railway authorities did not take any step to manage gate and signal on the level crossing.