PAKISTAN: At least 30 people have been killed and 100 injured when a train derailed in southern Pakistan, a police spokesman has confirmed.
Several carriages of the Hazara Express overturned near Sahara railway station in Nawabshah, about 275km (171 miles) from the largest city Karachi.
Wounded passengers were moved to nearby hospitals. Rescue teams are trying to free people from the twisted wreckage.
Accidents on Pakistan’s antiquated railway system are not uncommon.
Videos posted on social media showed dozens of people at the site of the accident, with some passengers climbing out of the overturned carriages.
One passenger who survived told BBC Urdu he had seen many women and children lying on the ground.
“They were shouting and screaming. I didn’t know what to do. I filled my hands with water from this canal nearby and poured it on the faces of those who were unconscious, hoping they would regain consciousness,” Naseer Ahmed said.
Nasser said he survived the accident because he “fell out of the window when the train derailed”.