Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy

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Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy

 According to the ISPR rescue teams including army aviation helicopters and SSG divers are still carrying out a search operation. Search for a missing soldier from the canal is still ongoing while after receiving clearance from the divers that the search in the bogies is over the repair work on the bridge began.Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy.Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy. At least 12 people died yesterday and 85 were injured when four bogies of a special train carrying Pakistan military troops and their families to Kharian fell into a canal near Jamke Chattha in Gujranwala.Four of the passenger bogies as well as the engine compartment fell as a bridge collapsed derailing the train.Railways officials said the rescue operation were underway at the site of the incident despite nightfall.Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy We cannot say anything at the moment about the cause of this incident. Sabotage cannot be ruled out either said senior Railways official Deputy DS Bilal Sarwar. 

Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedyEarlier DG ISPR Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted that Unit Commander Lieutenant Colonel Amir Jadoon was also among those killed in the incident.The incident occurred near the eastern town of Wazirabad in the country’s most populous province Punjab as it headed to the garrison town of Kharian.Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy. A statement issued by the military said four carriages derailed as the train which was also carrying military hardware crossed Chanawan Bridge. Military spokesman Asim Bajwa’s office in a statement late Thursday said that 14 bodies had been recovered including the train driver and the search for five missing people was still continuing. source byDeath toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedyDeath toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy. Funeral prayers were offered Thursday night for 10 martyrs who were killed Unit Commander Lieutenant Colonel Amir Jadoon his wife and daughter Major Abid Captain Kashif Lieutenant Abbas Sepoy Sultan Sepoy Dhani Baksh Sepoy Saleem and Sepoy Arshad. A relief train from Lahore has been dispatched on the orders of Divisional Superintendent Pakistan Railways which is carrying medical mechanical as well as technical staff.Death toll rises to 17 in Gujranwala train tragedy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed grief over the accident and directed the Punjab government and relief services to provide all resources. MORE INFORMATION

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