At least sixty-five people were killed after a
gas cylinder exploded and sparked a fire in a train in Islamabad, Pakistan.
The tragic incident happened near the town of
Liaquatpur on Thursday morning, the Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed
The train was traveling from Karachi to
Rawalpindi when the incident occurred. A passenger is reported to have used a
portable gas-powered stove to prepare breakfast when the stove exploded.
Several coaches caught fire, killing 65
passengers on board. Two of the affected coaches, which carry about 70
passengers each, are was reportedly overcrowded.
Forty-five people sustained burns in the
incident and were treated at the scene. Some of the victims were airlifted to
hospitals in Multan for treatment. Mr. Ahmed said the death toll could rise.
Firefighters have since contained the fire and
rail service has been restored on the tracks.
Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”
While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”
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