Three killed in train collision near Hyderabad

(AFP) – At least three people were killed and several others injured when two trains collided near Hyderabad on Thursday.

A driver, assistant driver and a guard were killed when Jinnah Express passenger train travelling to Lahore from the southern port city of Karachi hit a goods train that had stopped at a crossing, railway spokesman Riaz Abbasi told AFP.

Minister of Railways Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said all passengers on the train were safe.

Video footage on local media showed the damaged engine and bogies of the trains and rescue workers and hundreds of people were present at the scene.

Ishaq Baloch, a railway official told AFP that an investigation has been launched to determine the causes of the collision.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where railways have seen decades of decline due to corruption, mismanagement and lack of investment.

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