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Death toll from Pakistan train collision rises to 63

he death toll from Monday's collision between two passenger trains in southern Pakistan rose to 63 as the 36-hour rescue operation was completed, officials and local media reported on Tuesday.

Over 100 passengers were also injured in one of the deadliest train accidents in recent years.

The collision between the northbound and southbound trains occurred near the Ghotki district in southern Sindh province, 526 kilometers (326 miles) northeast of the provincial capital Karachi.

Deputy Commissioner Ghotki Usman Abdullah told reporters on Tuesday that the accident occurred after rear carriages of the northbound Millat Express derailed and drifted to the parallel track, resulting in a collision with the southbound Sir Syed Express.

Footage aired on local broadcaster Geo News showed rescue workers and locals pulling bodies and the injured out and loading them into ambulances.

Another footage showed the badly damaged trains being removed from the track through heavy cranes.


An investigation was ordered into the accident.


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