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Railway Ministry took major actions against officers after Tezgam incident

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LAHORE: Six senior railways officers were sacked after the initial reports of Tezgam fire incident which caused more than 70 causalities.

Sikander Raja (chairman Pakistan Railways) took action in response to the initial investigation reports presented to him. As a result, he dismissed Multan Division Superintendent Amir Mohammad Daud, along with six other officials from Sukkur and Karachi.

Related: Gas canister explosion in Tezgam Express claims at least 62 lives in Rahim Yar Khan

Those suspended include Junaid Aslam, an officer from Karachi, Assistant Commercial Officer, Abid Qamar Sheikh, Rashid Ali of Sukkur Division and Ahsanul Haq of Karachi Division after the initial investigation. In addition, two police officers of Grade-17 including deputy superintendent Dilawar Memon and Habibullah Khattak have been Removed.

On October 31, the train was going to Rawalpindi from Karachi when a gas cylinder which was carried by a passenger got blasted near the Rahim Yar Khan. The fire wrapped up three carriages, including two economy and one business class carriages. As a result, 74 people were killed and more than fifty were badly injured.

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