Ghotki train crash occurred amidst track’s welding broke, says initial report


Lahore – June 8 (Online): The Railway department has completed initial investigations into the Ghotki train crash accident, according to which the passenger trains were collided due to breakage of track’s welding joint.
A member of the inspection team said that accident occurred because welding joints of railway track had broken.
The reports have been forwarded to Railway minister.
The final investigation report will be compiled by federal govt inspectors of grade 21.
These inspectors will review initial investigation report and complete their report.
At least 51 people were killed and more than 100 injured after two express trains collided on Monday in Sindh’s Ghotki, said police and rescue officials said Monday.
The Millat Express, on its way to Lahore, and Sir Syed Express, on its way to Karachi, collided near the Mirpur Mathello railway station.
Rescue teams rushed to the scene to recover the passengers stranded in the train bogies.
The Pakistan Army joined the rescue operation.
A spokesperson for Pakistan Railways told AFP a train heading from Karachi to Sargodha, derailed on to a track carrying a service from Rawalpindi in the opposite direction.