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Railways minister apologise to inconvenienced passengers

ISLAMABAD, June 20 (WNP): Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed Thursday issued a video statement following trains collision incident.

“Today around 5:30pm Jinnah [Express] hit a stationary goods train from behind near Hyderabad due to which three people were killed: a driver and two assistant drivers, named Chandio, Noman and Yasir,” he said as he began his message.

“I have already issued instructions for the matter to be investigated and for the probe to be concluded within 24 hours. On Saturday at 1pm, I will also give my decision on this,” the railways minister said.

He said the train lines had been opened and that the down track was clear for traffic.

“The train has departed for its destination carrying passengers who all remained unhurt. I apologise to all the passengers of Pakistan Railways who were inconvenienced,” he concluded.

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