Train Collision in Pakistan Leaves Dozens Dead

Two express trains collided in southern Pakistan, Monday, June 7, killing at least 45 people and injuring more than 100 others, according to Pakistani authorities.
—————————
READ MORE: Officials say more than 1,400 people were on board both the trains.

Rescue workers are still busy retrieving passengers trapped in the wreckage, fearing the death toll could still rise, Mohammad Usman Abdullah, the deputy commissioner of Ghotki district in Sindh province told local reporters.

Pakistani Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said in a statement it is premature to say whether the accident occurred due to a technical error, negligence, or sabotage but all aspects were being investigated.

Prime Minister Imran Khan said he was “shocked by the horrific” train accident and ordered a “comprehensive investigation into railway safety fault lines,” on a Twitter post. Pakistan army and paramilitary troops were on the site and assisting civilian rescue and relief efforts.
—————————
LINK: www.voanews.com/south-central-asia/train-collision-pakistan-kills-least-45

Watch video on channel "VOA News"
Jury Deliberations Begin in Chauvin Murder Trial

Jury Deliberations Begin in Chauvin Murder Trial

It is now up to a jury to decide the outcome of the trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who is accused of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd #DerekChauvin

US Cities Brace for Unrest as Chauvin Trial Nears End.

US Cities Brace for Unrest as Chauvin Trial Nears End.

Minneapolis and other US cities are bracing for possible unrest as the trial of a white former police officer accused of murdering a black man enters its final phase.  Mike O’Sullivan reports

FACT CHECK: To Slam U.S., China Grossly Distorts Risks of Fukushima Wastewater Dump

FACT CHECK: To Slam U.S., China Grossly Distorts Risks of Fukushima Wastewater Dump

On April 13, Japan’s government said it would begin releasing millions of tons of treated radioactive water from the disabled Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean. Fisherman, environmentalists and neighboring states reacted...

Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field in Bid to Improve Relations.

Army, Media Face Off on Soccer Field in Bid to Improve Relations.

The no-nonsense military police feared by both the public and media cheered loudly as the match between military generals and the heads of several media outlets kicked off

Cape Town Wildfire Spreads to University

Cape Town Wildfire Spreads to University

A fire broke out in the foothills of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, Sunday. At least one firefighter has been injured while battling the fire and a restraint has been destroyed. University of Cape Town students evacuated as strong wind...