ISLAMABAD: On the 3rd of July, 2020 – a train carrying Sikh Pilgrims or Yatrees to a location in central Punjab for a small religious gathering met with an accident where 20 individuals lost their lives on spot and 11 are considered to be undergoing treatment. Preliminary reports suggest human negligence for the incident however more needs to be established at this point.
The prime minister of Pakistan immediately tweeted expressing his grief over the sad incident and also ensured that every possible assistance to be provided to those who are injured, as the rescue workers of Punjab rushed at seen as eye-witnesses say they arrived on time, and their timely efforts seem to have saved some lives.
The Prime Minister of India Mr. Narendra Modi following the news tweeted about the unfortunate event and prayed for the fast recovery of those who are undergoing treatment. Considering the turbulent relations between the two nuclear-armed rivals, the statement of grief was welcomed by people from both sides.
The Chinese embassy of Pakistan also shared the grief and wished for the speedy recovery of those who are injured. The statement was tweeted by the embassy officials.
So far, the minister of railways Mr. Shiekh Rasheed has suspended a sub-divisional engineer for the negligence and has ensured that Pakistan Railways will provide every possible assistance to the deceased and to those who are currently receiving medical care.
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