4 family members dead in car-train collision in Pattoki
In yet another tragic accident, the poor system of Pakistan Railways claimed more lives as four family members were killed after their car was hit by a train at a railway crossing in Pattoki on the third day of Eid, reported 24News HD TV channel Tuesday.
One woman was rushed to a hospital in a critical condition but later succumbed to her injuries while the Pakistan Railways employee responsible for maintaining the crossing fled the scene.
The family members – two brothers and their wives – were the residents of Gehlan Chak No 9.
Police say the tragic collision was caused by the open railway crossing where several accidents have occurred in the past.
According to an eyewitness, the Landa Railway Crossing was open and, therefore, the driver tried to cross it. But suddenly the train smashed into the car, destroying it completely, which resulted in the death of three persons on the spot.
The two brothers have been identified as Hammad and Jawad, while the injured women wass Kiran who has been referred to a hospital in Lahore but she also died. The name of the dead woman could not be ascertained by the time this report was being filed.
Collision between the vehicles and trains at railway level crossings are a routine news in Pakistan. Most of these crossing are either unmanned or have poor communication system.