Death toll rises as fire engulfs train travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi

At least 62 people have died and more than 50 injured after a fire broke out on a train travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi. A gas canister used to cook food exploded in Tezgam Express, destroying three of the train’s carriages. Death toll continues to rise, while rescue teams are working to extinguish the fire at Liaquatpur near Rahim Yar Khan.

The cylinder burst into flames in two economy class bogies and one business class. The injured are being shifted to nearby hospitals while rescue teams are busy in extinguishing the fire.

Source: Express Tribune