Two trains collide in southern Pakistan, 30 killed, 50 injured

Two trains collided in southern Pakistan, killing more than 30 people, officials said on Monday. More than 30 dead had been transported to surrounding hospitals.

More than 15 to 20 travelers are still stuck in the wreckage of the Millat Express train, the rescuers and villagers worked to pull injured people and more bodies from the wreckage.

“Authorities were trying to arrange heavy machinery for the rescue, said Umar Tufail, a police chief in Ghotki district in Sindh province.

The Millat Express overturned and the Sir Syed Express train hit it soon afterwards, said Usman Abdullah, a deputy commissioner in Ghotki.It was not immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision.“Right now the challenge for us is to quickly rescue those passengers who are still trapped in the wreckage,” he said.

About 1,100 passengers were on board the two trains and arrangements were being made to help the surviving passengers.