CHICHAWATNI – A Thursday explosion on the Jaffar Express in Chichawatni left two people dead and four more hurt.
Quetta to Peshawar was where the train was headed.
The explosion happened when a cylinder blew out inside the train’s fourth bogie, according to Babar Ali, a spokesman for Pakistan Railways. According to accounts, the train exploded as soon as it departed Mian Channu, and while the passengers continued pushing the emergency chain, nobody on the crew seemed to notice.
Police and Rescue 1122 arrived at the scene and began an investigation since the cause of the explosion was yet unknown. They were sent to a local hospital with the wounded and dead.
The event was noted by interim Punjab Chief Minister Mohsin Naqvi, who also requested a probe and a report from the Inspector General of Police. The CM gave the commissioner, the RPO, the deputy commissioner, and the DPO Sahiwal instructions to go to the scene right once and treat the wounded as best they could.