HYDERABAD - Eight carriages of another Punjab-bound cargo train got derailed near Tando Jam on Monday. According to initial reports received from the police, the Punjab-bound goods train carrying coal when reached at Murid Sippiyo Railway Crossing near Tando Jam, its eight carriages went down from the track and derailed due to bomb blast at the tracks.

Police sources informed no casualty was reported in the incident except suspension of railway traffic.

TWO RAILWAYS STAFFERS INJURED IN ACCIDENT: A cargo train engine dashed into another goods train, injuring two railways employees on the main line in Latifabad here on Monday morning.

According to Superintendent, Hyderabad Railways, Shamsuddin Solangi, the driver and fireman received serious injuries in the accident. The driver of the Punjab-bound goods train failed to see the red light of the auto-signal, consequently the engine rammed into another goods train, waiting for opening of the signal at the same track between Pathan Goth and Khaskheli Muhallah, Latifabad.

The engine smashed into the guard’s cabin of the first goods train and the wreckage clasped the legs of driver Jamil Akhtar and fireman Mushtaq Ali. Soon after the incident, the rescue workers and the railways officials rushed to the spot and started the rescue work. After two hours struggle, the rescue team succeeded in bringing the driver out of the wreckage. The injured driver was rushed to Civil Hospital for first-aid while the rescue team is still struggling to rescue the fireman.

 As a result of the accident, the railway traffic at the up track has been halted however, the traffic at the down track continued, informed the Superintendent Hyderabad Railways.

PR TO PROBE CAUSES OF TWO MISHAPS

The authorities of Pakistan Railways announced inquiry to probe into the causes of the accident of two cargo trains occurred at the main track near Latifabad on Monday.

Hyderabad Railway Superintendent Shamsuddin Solangi informed that the technical staff of railways repaired the track by removing the damaged engine of the goods train, carrying the containers of oil as well as the guard’s cabin and a carriage of other goods train carrying coal to upcountry.

Driver Jamil Akhtar and fireman Mushtaq Ali who were fished out of the wreckage of the damaged engine in critical condition were operated at Civil Hospital Hyderabad.

Orthopaedic surgeon of Civil Hospital Hyderabad, Dr Ali Ahmed informed that the legs of both the injured persons were severely damaged as their bones cracked from different points, however, efforts are being made to save their legs by installing rods.