On the 3rd of July, nearly 20 people are feared to be dead in an accident between a bus and a train clash near Sheikhupura, Pakistan.
Twenty people feared to be dead are said to be mostly Sikh pilgrims, travelling from Peshwar. According to the police, 25-30 people were travelling in the bus, which rammed into a train at the express highway.
The bus carrying the pilgrims was hit at an unmanned railway crossing by the Karachi bound Shah Hussain Express. The pilgrims were on their way back to Peshawar after a visit to Nankana Sahib Gurdwara.
Pakistan railways officials said railway and district rescue teams rushed to the spot and rescued victims.
Injured people were shifted to Sheikhupura Hospital and are undergoing treatment.
According to the initial investigation, despite the crossing gate was closed, the coach driver may have tried to take a shortcut instead of waiting at the crossing.
Due to taking a shortcut, the van crashed to a train resulting in the dangerous accident.
Sardar Amir Singh, the Secretary General of Pakistan Sikh Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee, confirmed three deceased to be of their family members.
Imran Khan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, expressed condolences and assured medical treatment to theinjured people.
Mr. Khan took to Twitter and said, “Deeply saddened at the accident this afternoon at a railway crossing near Sheikhupura which resulted in the death of at least 20 people, mainly Sikh pilgrims returning from Nankana Sahib. Have directed that proper medical care be provided to the injured.”