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Publish Date: 12:29 - 31 October 2019
TEHRAN, oct 31_At least 65 people were killed and dozens wounded after a passenger train erupted in flames in central Pakistan on Thursday, a provincial minister said.

At least 65 killed as fire hits Pakistan passenger trainTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club(YJC)_Television footage showed flames pouring out of the carriages as people could be heard crying in the incident near Rahim Yar Khan district in Punjab province.

“According to information reaching us from site of the accident, more than 65 people were killed and over 40 injured,” provincial health minister Dr. Yasmin Rashid told AFP.

The wounded were being rushed to hospitals in the nearby city of Bahawalpur and elsewhere in Rahim Yar Khan district, she said, adding that only 18 of the bodies were identifiable.

“Terrible... train tragedy with gas cylinder carried by passenger exploding,” tweeted human rights minister Shireen Mazari.

Local media reported that some of the passengers had been cooking breakfast when the cylinder exploded.


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