Tue, 11 Aug 2020

ISLAMABAD, July 3 (Xinhua) -- At least 15 people were killed and several others injured when a train hit a passenger van carrying pilgrims in Pakistan's eastern city of Sheikhupura in Punjab province on Friday, according to officials and local media.

District Police Officer Sheikhupura Ghazi Salahuddin said the accident occurred in Farooqabad area of Sheikhupura, adding that women and children are also among the dead.

Following the incident, rescue teams along with police personnel reached the scene and shifted all the wounded to a nearby hospital.

According to media reports, most of the passengers in the van were Sikh pilgrims who were returning from Nankana Sahib, a district in Punjab province.

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