Train hits bus at railway crossing in Pakistan; 12 dead, 50 injured

October 10, 2007 02:20


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A speeding train struck a crowded bus at a railway crossing in eastern Pakistan, killing at least 12 people and injuring about 50 others, police said. The accident happened at Muridke, a town near the city of Lahore. Mohammed Akram, an area police chief, said the dead - who included a woman and a child - and injured were extracted from the destroyed bus and transported to hospitals. Mohammed Khalid, a senior official with state-owned Pakistan Railways, said residents and police had transported at least 12 bodies and about 50 injured to hospitals, and that some of the injured were listed in critical condition.

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