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The Guardian Weekly - 2021-06-11

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Dozens killed as express trains collide in dawn crash

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At least 63 people were killed and more than 100 injured in a crash between two trains in the southern province of Sindh, early on Monday. Rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to pull survivors and the dead from the crumpled carriages. Cries for help were heard as passengers climbed out of overturned rail cars and local people rushed to the scene in the district of Ghotki. Later, heavy machinery was used to cut open carriages, in the hopes of rescuing people still believed to be trapped. The Millat Express train had derailed at about 3.30am and the Sir Syed Express train hit it minutes later, said a Ghotki official. The derailment cause was not immediately clear.

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