Sikh pilgrims die in train-bus collision in Pakistan's Punjab

Sikh pilgrims die in train-bus collision in Pakistan's Punjab

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Published on 7/3/2020

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A passenger train crashed into a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims at an unmanned railway crossing in eastern Pakistan, killing at least 19 people and injuring several others, officials said.

 

The accident took place on Friday in Sheikhupura district in Punjab province, according to a statement from Imran Gondal, a Pakistani government official whose department oversees Sikh pilgrimages.

 

Officials said the pilgrims were from the northwestern city of Peshawar and were returning from the Sheikupura-based shrine of Nankana Sahib when the crash happened. 

 

A total of 19 people were confirmed dead, Gondal said.

 

Source : 2020 Al Jazeera Media Network

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