More than 65 Pakistani’s dead in a filled up passenger train blew up and burst into flames

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More than 65 people have died and many more are critically injured in Pakistan after a filled up passenger train blew up and burst into flames.

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The train erupted in a fireball after a stove being used to cook food exploded. The fire destroyed three of the train’s carriages near the town of Rahim Yar Khan in the south of Punjab province.

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Sheikh Rashid Ahmed Minister of Railways told ebenews correspondence in Islamabad, “Two cooking stoves blew up. They were cooking, they had (cooking) oil which added fuel to fire.

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He added: “Most deaths occurred from people jumping off the train.”

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Police have said many more people are injured, some in a critical condition.

Punjab health minister Dr.Yasmin Rashid Punjab Health minister told Ebenews that more than 40 injured people were being transported to local hospitals.

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The government have warned the death toll could still rise, with the military-drafted in to help rescue victims. People sneaking stoves onto trains in order to prepare meals on long journeys is a familiar problem, he said.

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