Chief Minister briefed about train inferno in Rahim Yar Khan.


BAHAWALPUR -- Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar after receiving news of tragic train accident in Rahim Yar Khan gave up his official engagements and immediately reached Rahim Yar Khan. He inquired after the injured at Sheikh Zayed Hospital and also reviewed treatment facilities over there.

Commissioner Bahawalpur gave a detailed briefing to him about train accident at Deputy Commissioner Office.

Usman Buzdar after arriving at the airport went to Sheikh Zayed Hospital instantly and inquired after the injured patients admitted in the emergency ward.

Usman Buzdar received information from the injured about the train accident.

He also inquired from the injured about treatment facilities being provided to them. Provincial Health Minister Dr Yasmeen Rashid also accompanied him. Usman Buzdar in an emergency meeting was given a detailed briefing about the train accident by Commissioner Bahawalpur at Deputy Commissioner Office Rahim Yar Khan. They informed him that the train accident took place at 6:26 AM and after initial investigations, it was caused due to the gas cylinder.

However, rescue, police, administration and other departments reached within 13 minutes response time at the accident site and started relief activities in no time.

144 ambulances and eight fire brigade vehicles took part in the rescue operation. It was also informed to him during the briefing that the information desk had been set up in order to provide guidance and facilitation to the heirs of the injured at Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Liaqatpur.

As many as 25 unidentified dead bodies have been handed over to the family members after conducting a DNA test. Usman Buzdar directed administration to fully look after the injured and further directed the Commissioner and other concerned officers to undertake a visit of hospitals and take stock of the situation.

Family members of the injured coming from Sindh should be provided with complete information along with necessary facilities, he directed.

The Commissioner Bahawalpur should personally monitor treatment facilities being...

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