Pakistan train crash survivors describe ordeal as rescue work continues

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Pakistan train crash survivors describe ordeal as rescue work continues” – below is their description.

    Survivors have been recounting what happened during a train crash in Pakistan that killed at least 63 people and left more than 100 injured on June 7, 2021. The accident in the southern Pakistani city of Daharki happened when the Sir Syed Express train hit the derailed Millat Express in Sindh province. Military troops and helicopters were deployed to help survivors, as rescuers and villagers worked throughout the day to pull victims from the wreckage.

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    Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It has a population exceeding 212.2 million, including the world’s second-largest Muslim population. It has an area of 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

    Pakistan has a 1,046-kilometre (650-mile) coastline along the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Oman in the south and is bordered by India to the east, Afghanistan to the west, Iran to the southwest, and China to the northeast. It is separated narrowly from Tajikistan by Afghanistan’s Wakhan Corridor in the northwest, and also shares a maritime border with Oman.

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