Pakistan Attock: Railway traffic from Attock to Mianwali and Rawalpindi to Mianwali has been suspended as eight bogies of Peshawar bound Khushal Khan Khattak express got derailed on Sunday morning near Sohan Bridge and Makhad road railway station on the border of Attock and Mianwali districts .

As per Rescue 1122 and Deputy District Health Officer Jand Dr Haroon Khattak no one died in the accident however ten people including two women received minor injuries while an elderly man leg was fractured who was shifted to hospital and rest of the injured were given first aid treatment on the spot. A resident of Bani  Afghana Saeed Khan and Dr Haroon who took part in the rescue operation told this scribe that the rescue teams and volunteers from near by villages reached the site with great difficulty as the area is hilly and  no road approach to the area is available and they had to walk for almost two kilometer on foot.

Saeed Khan from nearby village said that he first came to know about the mishap and informed the railway authorities.  Latter two relief trains from Kundian and Peshawar reached the accident site and started relief operation.  He said that all the passengers have left for their home towns. PRO Pak Railways Ahsan Khan when contacted  told this scribe that Divisional Superintendent Waqar Ahmad along with recovery team has reached the site and is busy in rescue and restoration of railway track.

 

He said that food and other edibles to the passengers was provided by the people living near by and by the administration of an Islamic University Injra.He said that because of suspension of traffic on this route Khushal Express , Mehr Express will be diverted to other routes while Rawalpindi rail-car and Mari Indus rail-cars will remain suspended till the repair of the railway track which may take a day or two.It is worth mentioning that Khushal Khan Khattak express had departed from Karachi on Friday Evening and was en route to Peshawar via Mianwali and Attock .

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