Pakistan Government announces compensation for train accident victims . Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique announced compensation for families of victims and those injured in Thursday’s train collision near Karachi, Samaa reported.
At least 20 people were killed and more than 50 injured after two trains carrying hundreds of passengers collided near Karachi early Thursday.
Witnesses described watching in horror as Zakaria Express (from Multan) rammed into Fareed Express (from Lahore), which was parked at Quaidabad Railway Station.
The roar of the crash swiftly followed by the screams of people trapped inside.
Rescuers armed with metal-cutting equipment and heavy cranes fought to reach passengers trapped in the twisted wreckage.
The rescue operation continued for about five hours, after which rail traffic was partially restored.