Rickshaw, train collision leaves nine (eight students and one driver) killed in Dadu accident

Posted: November 26, 2013 in News and Views

Tuesday: A passenger train hit a rickshaw carrying children to school collided train left nine dead including eight school children. According to eye witnesses it happened because the rickshaw driver attempted to traverse an unmanned railway crossing without seeing fast approaching train near village Balu Lashari District Dadu.

 

This incident raise following questions:

Life has become very cheap in Pakistan?

Due to corruption, all budgets of gates on the railway crossing has not been spent which cause many such incidents and ultimately loss of life. 

Due to corruption, people who are employed to perform their duties on railway crossing, dont perform their duties, just get their salaries.

Negligence on part of train, rickshaw and other factors in Pakistan have become common causes of taking human lives. 

 

 

 

 

According to details, a rickshaw carrying school children was on its way when the driver attempted to traverse an unmanned railway crossing without seeing fast approaching Shah Nawaz Express near village Balu Lashari in Dadu.

 

Police officer told that the rickshaw got stuck on the tracks, and the speeding train crashed into it.

 

As a result of dreadful collision, four children died on the spot and several others sustained injuries. The injured were shifted to hospital in critical condition where five more succumbed to their injuries, raising the toll to nine.

 

The victims were aged between five and fifteen years.

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