Train mishap: (12 killed, over 100 injured as Jaffar Express derailed near Bolan)

ISLAMABAD: At least 12 people including Engine Driver and assistant driver were killed and more than 100 passengers were injured when Rawalpindi bound train Jaffar Express derailed near Aab-Gum area of Bolan on Tuesday.

According to Levies sources in Quetta, all bogies including engine of the train were derailed due to brake failure. 70 injured were shifted to Mach hospital while other serious wounded are being shifted to Quetta hospitals.

According to Railway sources the relief train has been dispatched to the site. The Quick Response Force of Frontier Corps Balochistan with Two MI-17 helicopter of Pak Army have reached the site where the Jaffar Express was derailed to help in rescue and relief activities.

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting was held at the railways headquarters in Lahore under the chairmanship of the federal minister for Railway Khawaja Saad Rafique.

It was told in the meeting that a special relief and rescue team have set out from Lahore to the spot to provide assistance to the victims of the train accident.

The relief trains have also departed from Sibbi, Sukkur and Quetta to the spot aimed at providing assistance to the injured passengers of the Jaffar Express.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in Jaffar express accident. They commiserated with the bereaved families. Prime Minister directed to provide best possible treatment to the injured. He also directed the minister for Railways to probe into the incident.