Loss of life from Tezgam train fire moves to 74

RAHIM YAR KHAN: The loss of life from Tezgam train episode moved to 74, after salvage authorities recuperated eight more singed bodies from the carriages that burst into flames in Rahim Yar Khan's Liaqatpur prior on Thursday.

The train, Tezgam, was headed from Karachi to Rawalpindi, when a gas chamber conveyed by a traveler detonated, murdering and harming travelers in the train. The fire decimated three of the train's carriages, including two economy class carriages and one business class carriage.

Leader of the region salvage administration Baqir Hussain affirmed the updates on the loss of life. Hussain included the dead bodies will be recognized through DNA.

DPO Rahim Yar Khan Ameer Taimoor Khan said the harmed have been moved to DHQ Liaqatpur and Bahawalpur.

Medical clinic sources stated, 10 of the dead bodies have been recognized, while 17 are unidentifiable.

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A Pakistan Railways authority affirmed that the fire was brought about by the blast in a gas chamber.

Image of the gas chamber which burst into flames. Photograph: Geo News

Railroad authorities included there were in excess of 200 travelers going in the three carriages. At any rate 77 travelers were ready one of the carriages, while 78 others were in the other economy class carriage. In any event 54 travelers were going in the business class carriage.

Railroads clergyman accuses train fire for travelers

Railroads Minister Sheik Rasheed while addressing Geo News stated, "Two concocting stoves blew. They were cooking, they had [cooking] oil which added fuel to fire."

"Most passings happened from individuals bouncing off the train," he included.

He included, the train track will be practical in two hours.

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He included, men from a tableeghi jammat were going in the carriage where the occurrence happened. "Intruders were seriously harmed by the fire and they have been disconnected by the remainder of the train," he said.

Rasheed included the fire had been smothered and cooling endeavors were in progress.

The railroads priest has additionally reported a Rs1.5million pay for the groups of the perished in the Tezgam occurrence and Rs0.5 million for those harmed.

Addressing media before withdrawing for Rahim Yar Khan, Rasheed said Ameer Hussain of tableeghi jamaat had booked the two carriages.

"It was our carelessness that they were permitted to board with a gas chamber," Rasheed included.

Prior, Hussain, revealed to Geo News a portion of the dead were murdered when they bounced from the moving train to get away from the flares.

Chief Pakistan Railways Aijaz Ahmad said the train calendar won't be influenced by this episode.

President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan communicated their profound pain and distress over the loss of valuable lives in Tezgam Express fire episode in Rahim Yar Khan.

In their different sympathy messages, they mourned with the deprived families.

The head administrator coordinated the specialists worried to give brief and most ideal therapeutic treatment to those harmed in the occurrence.

He later tweeted that he had requested a quick request to be finished on a dire premise.

Imran Khan


Profoundly disheartened by the horrible catastrophe of the Tezgam train. My sympathies go to the exploited people's families and petitions for the fast recuperation of the harmed. I have requested a prompt request to be finished on a dire premise.


11:41 AM - Oct 31, 2019

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Pakistan Army fighters helping with alleviation activity: ISPR

Pakistan Army fighters arrived at the area of the occurrence and were assisting with the salvage activity, an announcement from the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

"Pakistan Army fighters are working with the common organization to help with the activity. A military avionics helicopter has arrived at the location of the occurrence," the announcement included.

The military's media wing included, the helicopter was moving the harmed to the medical clinic.

"Pakistan Army specialists and paramedics are likewise assisting with the help activity," ISPR included.

In any event 24 individuals were murdered in July, when the Akbar Bugti Express heading out from Lahore to Quetta slammed into a stationary cargo train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad Tehsil of Punjab territory.

A year ago, nine intruders of the Peshawar-bound Khushal Khan Khattak Express from Karachi crashed close Attock. 20 travelers were harmed.