Sukkur Commissioner Shafiq Ahmed Mahesar verified at least 20 people died in the incident, including that the casualties may grow because the requirement for many of those wounded was crucial.
“We’ve changed at least 60 wounded people to hospitals in Rohri and Sukkur,” he explained.
The incident happened in the unmanned Kandhra railroad crossing, close to the Rohri railway station when the 45 Up Pakistan Express train which has been coming from Rawalpindi towards Karachi collided with a passenger bus.
“The bus, carrying over 50 passengers, was moving from Sukkur into Punjab,” senior Sukkur police officer Jamil Ahmed stated.
“It was a dreadful accident. So powerful was the effect of the rain hitting on the bus which it had been divided into three components,” he explained.
The bus has been hauled around 150-200 feet from the train,” Ahmed explained.
Rescue officials said one of the sufferers, several died on the spot while some breathed their last while being changed to hospitals.
“This is a massive tragedy and all government and police officers are hurrying to the website. It had been an unmanned railway crossing and sad to say, the driver of this bus took a risk by attempting to cross it if the train was arriving at full rate,” he explained.
Sukkur District Health Officer Dr Munir Mangrio verified that 13 bodies have been shipped into the Rohri hospital, although the remaining bodies were shipped into the Sukkur hospital.
According to a Pakistan Railways spokesperson, the bus driver was seemingly responsible for the incident.
He said the train’s engine was damaged in the crash, while the helper driver sustained injuries.