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Tezgam tragedy, 13 railway officials dismissed from service

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KARACHI: Pakistan Railways, Karachi division has dismissed 13 officials over criminal negligence in the recent Tezgam tragedy which took 75 lives and left many injured in its wake, ARY News reported on Thursday.

Railway officials stationed at Tando Adam and Hyderabad stations on the fateful day of the incident have been dismissed from service as a result of the tragedy that befell the passenger train.

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The death toll from a massive fire in three bogies of Tezgam Express surged to 75 as one more passenger succumbed to his burn injuries on Saturday, November 3.

Sources said that a passenger, Liaquat Ali, was onboard the ill-fated train when a fire broke out and engulfed three bogies of the train at a glance leaving dozens of people perished. He had suffered critical burn injuries in the inferno and was moved toNishtar Hospital in Multan.

Liaquat was undergoing treatment at the hospital but on Saturday night his health condition worsened and he breathed his last at the hospital, said the sources.

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Earlier on October 31, 73 people had reportedly dead and 40 others injured when fire engulfed three bogies of Tezgam Express due to an alleged cylinder explosion at Liaquatpur in Rahim Yar Khan.

The train was on its way from Karachi to Rawalpindi when the unfortunate occurrence took place. A Pakistan Railways official had confirmed that the fire was caused by the explosion in a gas cylinder. After the blast, the raging fire had engulfed two other coaches as well

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