Earlier, The head of the district rescue service, Baqir Hussain also confirmed the news of the deaths. He said, “The deaths of 13 passengers is confirmed according to initial reports but there are fears the toll can go up.”
Hussain further added that some of the passengers lost their lives when they tried to escape the flames by jumping from the train.
Sources also revealed that the train schedule for today will not be impacted and the department will ensure smooth service.
While speaking to media, Minister of Railways, Sheikh Rasheed said that members of tableeghi jamat were traveling in the train.
The injured passengers were shifted to a nearby hospital.
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