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.