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Egypt offers condolences to Pakistan after deadly train crash

MENA , Friday 12 Jul 2019
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Spokesman for the Foreign Ministry Ahmed Hafez on Thursday extended Egypt’s condolences to the Pakistani government and people over a tragic train crash that left at least 16 people dead and 78 injured.

Hafez offered condolences to the victims’ families and wished the injured people a speedy recovery.

Earlier on Thursday, a passenger train smashed into a freight wagon parked on railway tracks in eastern Pakistan, Radio Free Europe quoted officials as saying.

Police Chief Umer Salamat said the train was traveling from the eastern city of Lahore to southwestern Balochistan Province when the accident occurred at the Walhar Railway Station near Rahim Yar Khan in the early morning hours.

The engine of the Akbar Express appeared to be destroyed and at least three carriages were derailed in the collision, Salamat said.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known, officials said.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered authorities to provide the best possible medical care to the victims and said he was saddened by the news.

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