Tezgam train, which was on its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi, caught fire near Tanori Station Chak no. 6 Chani Goth here on Thursday.
According to the details, dozens have reportedly been wounded, whereas, 71 have been confirmed dead after 3 bogies of Tezgam train caught fire near Liaquatpur.
#Tezgam is currently the top trend on social media and people are expressing their grief and sorrow over the tragic incident.
Someone is praying for the survivors, while some others are expressing condolences to the bereaved families.
— Usman Ghani (@UGpk) October 31, 2019
Deeply saddened to know about the loss of more than 50 innocent lives from a fire in #Tezgam train in #Pakistan. Sincere condolence to the grieved families. #Tezgamexpress #RIP
— Shahjhan Malik | #StayHomeSaveLives 🌈 (@shahjhan_malikk) October 31, 2019
Waking up to horrible new of loss of over 60 lives in a fire at #Tezgam train is so heart wrenching.
Every time loss of lives in such accidents on trains in India & Pakistan is a sharp reminder we are still far behind in public safety measures but happy sending monkeys to space pic.twitter.com/ykiqBdTGqD
— Farzana Shah (@Jana_Shah) October 31, 2019
— Farrukh Shahzad Chauhan (@FarrukhFL) October 31, 2019
Tragic is a small word to describe the loss we've faced in Rahim yar khan today early morning. Deeply grieved for the life loss incurred however, we demand a resignation from the minister of railways right away and an indepth investigation of the matter. (1/3) #tezgam pic.twitter.com/4Ba0uoLstc
— Syed Zulfiqar Ali Shah (@SyZulfiqarShah) October 31, 2019
— Humna Wasim (@Cocomomjhybdo) October 31, 2019
Deeply sad to hear about the unfortunate tragedy of the #Tezgam train incident.
May Allah grant sabr to the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic incidence and May He grant a speedy recovery to the injured. Ameen.
— Kiran Aleem Khan (@KiranAleemkhan1) October 31, 2019
Somw social media users even demanded the resignation from Minister of Railways, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed.
— Ahsan Hamid Durrani (@Ahsan_H_Durrani) October 31, 2019
Another user also called on Prime Minister Imran Khan to investigate the incident with deep concern.
— Farrukh Siddiqui (@FarrukhSiddiqui) October 31, 2019
Dozens have reportedly been wounded, whereas, 71 have been confirmed dead after 3 bogies of Tezgam train caught fire near Liaquatpur.
Rescue teams arrived at timely basis and moved the injured to Liaquatpur hospital.
Federal Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid blamed the passengers for bringing stoves into the train, saying Railways was not at fault.
The coach where the cylinder blasted was booked by the Taleeghi Jamaat’s men.
They were boiling eggs on the gas stove to have breakfast when it exploded with a huge blast.
Train was stopped at Liaquatpur station, and will be resumed within two hours, Sheikh Rashid confirmed.
Aijaz Ahmad, CEO Pakistan Railways said that the incident occurred after the gas cylinder exploded.
10 firefighter vehicles were deployed to extinguish the fire. Pakistan Army contingents have also been dispatched to the area to take part in rescue and relief activities. An Army Aviation Helicopter was airlifting the injured from the site of the incident.
Prime minister expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the accident and tendered his condolences towards the families whose loved ones died the mishap.