Karachi, Nov. 3 (PTI): A passenger train collided with a goods train after its driver missed a signal on the outskirts of Karachi today, killing at least 17 people and injuring over 30.
Officials said the Karachi-bound Allama Iqbal Express rammed into the cargo train near Jumma Goth railway station this morning. Senior railways official Yusuf Soomro said the driver of the Allama Iqbal Express missed a signal and rammed into the back of the cargo train. Other officials also said the collision took place due to a mix-up over signals.
The first two coaches of the passenger train were severely damaged, resulting in deaths and injuries among passengers. TV news channels quoted officials as saying that at least 17 people were killed.