BHUBANESWAR – The death toll in the horrific railroad accident in India climbed to at least 300 on Saturday, with nearly 1000 injured as rescuers continued operations.
Several people were trapped in the trains in India's eastern Odisha state as Coromandel Express, which operates between Kolkata and Chennai, collided with the Howrah Superfast Express.
According to South Eastern Railway officials, the Howrah Superfast Express derailed and tangled up with the Coromandel Express.
Pradeep Jena, the chief secretary of Odisha, informed the media that more hundreds of injured passengers had already been admitted to various hospitals.
Shocking graphics from the incident showed rescuers scaling one of the trains' wreck to look for survivors. Naveen Patnaik, the chief minister of Odisha, stated the goal of the government was to "move the living to the hospitals, that's our first concern, to look after the living."
This looks horrible; been ages since a bad train accident in India which makes this feel worse! pic.twitter.com/Qan9VMyUnY— Kushan Mitra (@kushanmitra) June 3, 2023
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi stated in a tweet that rescue efforts are in progress at the scene and that people in need are receiving "all possible assistance."
''Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon,'' he added.
The recent crash is said to be India's worst train crash this century. In 1981, the South Asian nation witnessed the worst train disaster in which at least 800 people were killed.
India is known for one of the largest train networks in the world and misfortunes are frequent, despite the government’s measures to curb tragedies.
KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on September 30, 2023 (Saturday).
Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||353.3||357|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||37.93||38.28|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||174.58||176.58|
KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 205,600 on Saturday.
The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 176,270. Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.
Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.
|Lahore||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Karachi||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Islamabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Peshawar||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Quetta||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Sialkot||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Attock||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Gujranwala||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Jehlum||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Multan||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Gujrat||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Nawabshah||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Chakwal||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Hyderabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Nowshehra||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Sargodha||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Faisalabad||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|
|Mirpur||PKR 205,600||PKR 2,450|