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20 feared dead as train rams bus in Pakistan

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Update: 2020-07-03 22:51:18
20 feared dead as train rams bus in Pakistan

Twenty people, mostly Sikh pilgrims, are feared dead in an accident between a bus and a train near Sheikhupura on Friday afternoon (July 3).

The bus, carrying the pilgrims, was hit at an unmanned railway crossing by the Karachi bound Shah Hussain Express. 

The pilgrims were traveling from Peshawar. Police have said there were 27 persons in the van at the time of the accident.

Ghazi Salahuddin, the district police chief, said that the dead and injured were transported to a nearby hospital.

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan said that the Sikh pilgrims were returning from Nankana Sahib. He also said that the injured will be provided with proper medical care.

“Deeply saddened at the accident this afternoon at a railway crossing near Sheikhupura which resulted in the death of at least 20 people, mainly Sikh pilgrims returning from Nankana Sahib. Have directed that proper medical care be provided to the injured,” Khan tweeted.

Source: Hindustan Times 

BDST: 1850 HRS, JULY 3, 2020
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