ISLAMABAD: A train in Pakistan on Thursday fired up because of a stove explosion that some passengers were using to cook a meal.
The fire spread to three carriages of the train when people started to panic and started jumping out of the moving train. 65 Deaths were confirmed because of the fire and by jumping out of the train in total.
This occurred near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab Province.
Minister for Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told:
Provincial health minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid told:
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This is not the first time in Pakistan when a railway accident has occurred. Earlier in July 11 People were killed in an accident and four in another accident.
In 2005, 130 people died when a train crashed into another train at a station in Sindh Province and then soon after a third train hit both the crashed trains.
These railway accidents happening, again and again, are because of Pakistan's under-investment and poor maintenance of the Railways.
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