ISLAMABAD: A horrific collision between two trains near Ferozewala has resulted in at least 20 passengers injured.
In a recent incident, the Mianwali Express collided with a stationary goods train at the Qila Sattar Shah station in the Ferozewala area, resulting in injuries to 20 passengers.
Railway officials stated that the train, en route from Mianwali to Lahore, crashed into the goods train due to alleged negligence on the part of the railway station staff, who failed to switch the railway track.
Authorities have transferred the injured individuals, including the train’s driver and assistant, to a hospital, providing on-site first aid for cases with minor injuries.
Notably, just last month, the Hazara Express suffered a devastating derailment near Nawabshah, claiming the lives of 30 passengers and injuring over 40.
A day prior to the Nawabshah incident, the Allama Iqbal Express narrowly averted a major disaster when two of its coaches derailed near the Padidan railway station, resulting in the suspension of traffic on the affected railway track.
Factors contributing to these railway accidents often include deteriorating railway tracks, outdated infrastructure, malfunctioning signals, improper crossings, the absence of railway line gates, driver errors, and various other technical issues.