Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Karachi Express Derailment: Update

CNN reports: A Pakistani express train derailed early Wednesday morning, killing at least 41 people and injuring at least 135 others, police said.

The Karachi Express was traveling from Karachi to Lahore, carrying more than 1,000 people when it derailed at about 2:25 a.m. (4:25 p.m. ET Tuesday) near the town of Sialabad, about 250 miles (400 km) north of Karachi, railway officials said.

Journalist Aftab Borka reported from the scene that about 12 of the 17 cars in the train were off the tracks and overturned.

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