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A terrible train accident in Pakistan: 200 killed

July 13 2005

In Pakistan, there was a terrible train accident. This morning at the station near the station Sarhadh Gotki faced two high-speed train. As a result, between 13 and 17 cars derailed and caught fire.

According to official figures 200 people died. Told reporters the city police spokesman Muhammad Tahir. The number of wounded has exceeded 1000.
According to journalists from state television channel PTV, referring to sources in local hospitals, the victims are already about 300 people.

"This is a horrifying picture. Twisted cars, the heavy smell of burning, people screaming, someone looking for their loved ones, someone asks for help. The military are trying to bring the situation under control, near where the accident takes place the military medical center," - report from a place events broadcast journalists.

Head of Railway Minister Shakeel Durrani said that what happened - this is the biggest rail disaster in Pakistan's history .

According to him, the railway administration is doing everything to restore rail links and arrange routes to bypass junction Gotki, RIA Novosti news agency.

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