Twitter trend demands Sheikh Rasheed’s resignation over Sadiqabad train crash

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  • Social media community asks for resignation from Sheikh Rasheed after Sadiqabad train crash.
  • The terrifying incident left 18 dead, 80 injured. 
  • Akbar Express hit a parked cargo train at the Walhar Railway Station in Rahim Yar Khan’s Sadiqabad
  • The train was traveling from Rawalpindi to Quetta.

Social media community demand resignation of Minister for Railways Sheikh Rasheed after the horrifying Sadiqabd accident, which claimed 18 lives. The train was travelling from Rawalpindi to Quetta. Its engine and six bogies were completely wrecked in the accident as the train was switched onto the wrong track.

Rescue 1122 had to use 12 ambulances to carry people, due to the high number of injured and death toll. Forty-six injured passengers were taken to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Sadiqabad. However, the ones who sustained more injuries and were in critical condition were carried to Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan.

An emergency was declared in Sheikh Zayed Hospital in Rahim Yar Khan following the accident. The death toll rose to 18 after seven more bodies were found under the wreckage at around 1:30 pm today, Thursday.

After the incident, passengers had to be cut out of the destroyed bogies. The operation was delayed because it took time for the Railway authorities to get hydro-cutting machines from other cities.

Sheikh Rasheed calls it a ‘human error:

In a televised statement, Federal Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid said that the accident was the result of human error. He added that an inquiry has been lodged into the incident. Minister hinted that station master could possibly be at fault.

Rahim Yar Khan DPO Umer Salman declared the incident as tragically big. Hafeezur Rehman Bugti, Sadiqabad ASP, also said that the train operations on both tracks have been suspended. He further confirmed that the accident was on the loop line and because the track was not changed.

Social media users ask for Minister’s resignation:

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Following the incident, the social media users protested as they demanded resignation from the state minister. 

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