29 Killed as Train Hits Bus Carrying Sikh Pilgrims in Pakistan

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At least 29 people, mostly Pakistani Sikh pilgrims, were killed when a mini-bus carrying them rammed into a train at an unmanned crossing in Pakistan’s Punjab province on Friday.

The mini-bus carrying Sikh pilgrims, who were returning from Nankana Sahib in Punjab, hit the Shah Hussain Express which was coming from Karachi to Lahore at Farooqababd at 1.30 pm, officials said.

The rescue teams reached the spot and shifted the injured to the district headquarters hospital, according to a statement by the Railways Ministry.

The railways said that a divisional engineer has been suspended from service and an inquiry has been launched.

Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid has ordered authorities to take immediate action against those responsible for the accident.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed grief over the accident and directed authorities to provide the best medical aid to the injured.

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