Passenger train engine derails near Attock

The engine of Peshawar-bound Khushal Khan Khattak Express derailed near Attock City Railway Station. Photo: Geo News screen grab

ATTOCK: The engine of Peshawar-bound Khushal Khan Khattak Express derailed near Attock City Railway Station, Geo News reported Thursday morning.

After the engine derailed, the train was stopped and safety of bogies was ensured, said railway authorities. 

The train, which was carrying more than 300 passengers, had departed from Karachi, according to the railway authorities.

The derailment led to delays and disruptions on the railway track near Attock.

On April 17, Quetta-bound Jaffar Express derailed near Aimanabad in Gujranwala. 

“The passenger train derailed from the tracks, following which five bogies overturned,” a Geo News staffer M Nadeem said.

As many as 25 people, including women and children, were injured in the accident. The train’s engine and three passenger coaches remained on the track while seven were derailed.

Original published: 2017-12-07 14:01:00 Read the full Karachi News here


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