Jaffar Express’ power van catches fire

By: News Desk      Published: 07:18 PM, 2 Oct, 2020
Jaffar Express’ power van catches fire

The power van of Jaffar Express caught fire Friday enroute to Lahore from Quetta, reported 24NewsHD news channel.

The fire broke into the train’s power van near Jacobabad Railway Station. The train crew immediately detached the power van from the train and all the passengers remained safe during the unfortunate incident.

The fire tender reached at the spot and put off the fire in the power train. According to the initial reports, the fire broke out due to a short circuit.

Pakistan railways ages-old system is prone to such unfortunate incidents and the country could not execute the full potential of the Railways system so far that could have help Pakistan on economic front along with making the traveling easy for the people.

At least 74 people had died after a train travelling between Karachi and Rawalpindi caught fire in the middle of its journey in November 2019. This was Pakistan's worst rail disaster in over a decade, but the country has a history of fatal railway accidents. Casualty figures are often high because trains are packed with far greater numbers of passengers than they were designed for.

In July 2019, 11 people died in an accident, with four dying in another accident in September 2019. In 2007, at least 56 people were killed and more than 120 injured in a crash near Mehrabpur. And in 2005, more than 130 people were killed when three trains collided in Sindh province in one of the country's worst train disasters.

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