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28 Feb 2020 | 09:30 PM UTC

Pakistan: Train crash in Sukkur district leaves at least 20 dead February 28

Pakistan News Alert

At least 20 killed in train crash in Sukkur district on February 28; heightened security presence and transportation disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/28/2020, 12:00 AM until 2/29/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Sukkur (Sindh province)

Event

At least 20 people were killed and dozens of others were injured when a train collided with a passenger bus in the town of Kandhra in Sukkur district (Sindh province) on Friday, February 28. Local officials stated that death tolls will likely rise over the coming hours. Rescue operations are ongoing as of 01:00 (local time) on Saturday, February 29.

A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the incident.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the vicinity of the incident, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.

 

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