Sixty-two people were killed and several others injured when fire engulfed three bogies of Tezgam Express due to gas cylinder explosion in a bogie at Liaquatpur near Rahim Yar Khan on Thursday morning.
Talking to media persons after visiting the site of incident, District Police Officer, Rahim Yar Khan Ameer Taimoor said that relief and rescue operation is in progress.
The injured have been shifted to nearby hospitals while the fire has been extinguished.
The train was on its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi.
Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed said that the fire incident occurred when some of the passengers were cooking breakfast and suddenly gas cylinder exploded.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the loss of precious lives in Tezgam Express fire incident.
The Prime Minister condoled with the bereaved families. He directed the authorities concerned to provide prompt and best possible medical treatment to those injured in the incident.