Burnt coaches of Tezgam inferno to be repaired after inquiry.


MULTAN -- :Three bogies of Tezgam express which burnt in an "A class" accident in railways terms will be repaired after the completion of inquiry, said Divisional CommercialOfficer (DCO) Nabeela Aslam.

Talking to reporter here on Saturday, she said the coaches would be sent to Pakistan Railways workshop after finalization of the inquiry.

The DCO said the initial inquiry confirmed that the tragedy occurred owing to cylinder blast on October 31 (Thursday) in Rawalpindi bound 7/Up Tezgam.

She disclosed that PR authorities and police seized 23 cylinders from passengers of Karachi-Raiwind special train at Khanewal station which were concealed in their luggage on the same day after Tezgam incident.

Replying a question, Nabeela Aslam said that how a single person deputed at walk-through gates or scanners at Railway Station could check luggage of passengers in great rush when some of them did not even allow checking.

Carrying such things like cylinders were not allowed under PR rules, but passangers managed it by concealing in luggage, she said and added that they would be more careful in future...

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