Train hits rickshaw in Pakistan, killing up to 14

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  1. bhramos

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    A train travelling through central Pakistan hit an overloaded motorcycle rickshaw at an unmanned railway crossing, killing up to 14 people, a senior police officer says.

    Himayun Tarar said the crash Saturday happened near Khanpur village in Shaikhupura district of Punjab province.

    Tarar said the rickshaw driver didn't notice the train and tried to cross the tracks.
    Reports pegged the death toll at anywhere from 12 to 14.

    Tarar said two women and two children were among the dead, while two others who survived the collision were in critical condition at a local hospital.

    The officer said many people died before rescue workers reached the crash.

    Such crashes routinely occur in Pakistan, as the country has hundreds of unmanned rail crossings and motorists driving overloaded vehicles routinely speed through without looking for oncoming trains.

    Train hits rickshaw in Pakistan, killing up to 14 - World - CBC News
     
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    No more building of level crossings: Saad Rafique | PAKISTAN - geo.tv

     
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    14 people in a rickshaw :tsk:
     
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    do pakis have train to play?? do they run with speed???
     
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