Blast derails passenger train in Balochistan’s Sibi, several injured

01:51 PM | 18 Jan, 2022
Blast derails passenger train in Balochistan’s Sibi, several injured

QUETTA – Several passengers of a passenger train have been injured by a controlled device that exploded on a railway line in the southwestern region.

Reports in local media said a passenger train coming from the provincial capital Quetta was derailed after a railway track near Sibi was blasted. At least three bogeys of the Jaffer Express went off the track after the blast near Mashkaf Railway Station in Sibi, per reports.

Rescue officials and other forces rushed to the blast site for relief and rescue operations while an emergency was declared in Sibi’s Divisional Headquarters Civil Hospital.

Pakistan Railway spokesperson said that at least four coaches and locomotive were derailed during the terror act that occurred on the Quetta-Sibbi section of the railway track.

Meanwhile, a relief coach has been sent from Sibbi to aid the relief work, so repair track the wrecked track. The same coach, Jaffar Express, has come under terrorist attacks earlier in 2019, at least five people were killed and around dozen wounded when a powerful explosion derailed the train near Dera Murad Jamali in Balochistan.

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