At least 19 people were killed while 84 others were injured when a passenger train, the Akbar Express, collided with a freight train at the Walhar Railway Station in Sadiqabad (Punjab Province)
According to Rahim Yar Khan Deputy Commissioner Jamil Ahmed Jamil, all passengers onboard the train, which was headed to Quetta, had been removed from the wreckage and track clearance operations were underway.
Heavy machinery was being used to remove passengers who were stuck in the train, adding that they were being provided with food and water.
Police, rescue officials and other relevant agencies were busy in the rescue operations. Authorities said the Pakistan Army was also taking part in the rescue efforts.
Based on initial reports, when the signal changed on the track, the passenger train went on to the loop line where a freight train was parked resulting in the accident.
Prime Minister Imran Khan offered his condolences to the families of the victims.