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03 Jul 2020 | 01:47 PM UTC

Pakistan: Fatal train collision reported near Sheikhupura (Punjab province) July 3

Pakistan News Alert

Collision between train and bus near Sheikhupura (Punjab province) leaves at least 20 dead on July 3; avoid the area

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/3/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/5/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Karachi). COUNTRY/REGION Sheikhupura, Punjab province

Event

A collision between a train and a bus near Sheikhupura (Punjab province) left at least 20 people dead and eight others injured on Friday, July 3. The Shah Hussain Express train reportedly hit a bus carrying a group of Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing at around 13:30 (local time). Emergency response operations are ongoing in the area.

Disruption to transport in the area is to be expected over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in the Sheikhupura area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the area of the incident, and adhere to any instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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