News

Two passengers sitting on roof die when train hits electric wires

July 8, 2022 03:58 PM


In a tragic incident, two passengers who were travelling on the roof of a train died while three others got injured when the rail hit electricity wires near Chiniot on Friday, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Reportedly, most of the train passengers were going to their home towns to celebrate Eid with their families. But the Eid festivities for some have been marred as the Mari Express which was going to Sargodha via Chiniot met an accident. 

The train was full to its capacity and many passengers after finding no seat, climbed up to the roof of the train. Unfortunately, when the train reached Chiniot, it hit the electricity wires sending electric shocks among the roof boarders. Two of the roof boarders died on the spot, while three others got hurt.

Those who died and got injured in the incident belonged to Mianwali.

According to the Rescue officials, the deceased were identified as 30-year-old Muhammad Naveed, s/o Muhammad Haneef and 35-year-old Waqar, s/o Muhammd Hassan.

The injured included Rajab Shah (18), s/o Imtiaz Hussain; Amir Hamza (22), s/o Zaman Khan and Ali (32) s/o Arshad Saknan.

The Rescue 1122 shifted the dead bodies and injured to the hospital. 

Police have also started investigation. 



Most Read

  1. 16 die, 30 wounded as truck carrying 100 pilgrims fall into ditch near Hub 16 die, 30 wounded as truck carrying 100 pilgrims fall into ditch near Hub
  2. Ayeza Khan has ideal stylist squad! Ayeza Khan has ideal stylist squad!
  3. French athlete breaks world record after climbing Eiffel Tower French athlete breaks world record after climbing Eiffel Tower
  4. Farmers can apply for Bardana through App from Saturday as Punjab starts wheat procurement campaign Farmers can apply for Bardana through App from Saturday as Punjab starts wheat procurement campaign
  5. Punjab students asked to get registered for getting petrol, e-bikes Punjab students asked to get registered for getting petrol, e-bikes
  6. UK hikes family visa requirements in bid to cut migration UK hikes family visa requirements in bid to cut migration

Opinion

  1. Insights into the Pakistan Stock Exchange's Recent Record High Triumph
    Insights into the Pakistan Stock Exchange's Recent Record High Triumph

    By Zulfiqar Ali Mir

  2. IMEC to sabotage CPEC
    IMEC to sabotage CPEC

    By Dr Asif Channer

  3. 1947 TO FORM 47
    1947 TO FORM 47

    By Dr Asif Channer

  4. Beijing wants to further highlight industrial sector in its country and take scientific innovation to new heights....
    Beijing wants to further highlight industrial sector in its country and take scientific innovation to new heights....

    By Ali Ramay

  5. Global race: China will reduce its unnecessary expenses
    Global race: China will reduce its unnecessary expenses

    By Ali Ramay

  6. Channer Pir: The Great Saint of Cholistan
    Channer Pir: The Great Saint of Cholistan

    By Dr Asif Channer