Five killed as train bogies derail in Pakistan

Islamabad, Feb 16: At least five people, including four children, were Sunday killed in a blast on the rail tracks which led to derailment of three bogies of the Peshawar-bound Khushhal Express in Pakistan.

The Khushhal-Khan Khattak Express, going from Karachi to Peshawar, was struck by the blast near Unnar Wah village in Kashmore district, reported Geo News.

At least 25 people were also injured in the blast. A 100-metre section of the rail track was damaged due to the blast.

Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique ordered a probe into the incident and issued instructions for an alternate train to be arranged in order to facilitate onward travel of the stranded passengers.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the bomb blast at the rail track.

IANS