20 people, mostly Sikh pilgrims, feared dead as train rams bus

Twenty people, mostly Sikh pilgrims, are feared dead in an accident between a bus and a train near Sheikhupura on Friday afternoon.The bus carrying the pilgrims was hit at an unmanned railway crossing by the Karachi bound Shah Hussain Express. The pilgrims were travelling from Peshawar.Police have said there were 25-27 persons in the van at the time of the accident.Pakistan railways official said railway and district rescue teams arrived at the spot to rescue the victims.

Have directed that proper medical care be provided to the injured,” Khan tweeted.Officials said the Sikh pilgrims were from the northwestern city of Peshawar they are the big reported news agency Associated Press.The pilgrims were on their way back to Peshawar after a visit to Nankana Sahib — where they had gone to visit relatives. The injured were rushed to Sheikhupura Hospital and some are reported to be in critical condition.

The convoy of pilgrims comprised two more coaches but both took another route and have been reported to be safe.Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan said that the sikh pilgrim were returning from Nankana Sahib.Dekho aaj di sab to vadi te dukh wali eh khabr ke pakistan ch ik train di ik van bus nal takar hon karn veeh sikh loka di mautt ho ghi hai.He also said that the injured will be provided with proper medical care.

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