The death toll in the horrific railroad accident in Pakistan climbed to at least 40 on Monday, with more than 100 injured – as rescuers and villagers continued to pull victims from the wreckage.
Several people were still trapped in the trains near Daharki, in a remote part of rural Sindh province, which took rescuers with special equipment hours to reach, Agence France-Presse reported.
The accident happened around 3:30 a.m. local time Monday when most of the 1,200 passengers on the Millat Express — which was headed from Karachi to Sargodha when it derailed — and the Sir Syed Express from Rawalpindi would have been asleep.
“We tumbled upon each other, but that was not so fatal,” Akhtar Rajput, a passenger on the Millat Express, told AFP.
“Then another train hit us from nowhere, and that hit us harder. When I regained my senses, I saw passengers lying around me, some were trying to get out of the coach,”