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The Aab-e-Gum derailment occurred on 17 November 2015 at Aab-e-Gum, Balochistan, Pakistan when the Jaffar Express passenger train derailed. Twenty people were killed and 96 were injured.

Aab-e-Gum derailment
Details
Date17 November 2015
LocationAab-e-Gum, Balochistan
CountryPakistan
OperatorPakistan Railways
Incident typeDerailment
CauseUnder investigation
Statistics
TrainsOne
Deaths20
Injuries96

AccidentEdit

The Jaffar Express, travelling from Rawalpindi to Quetta, derailed at Aab-e-Gum.[1] Four carriages were derailed.[2] At least twenty people were killed and 96 were injured, including about a dozen with critical injuries,[3][1] and 33 with serious injuries.[1] Both train crew were amongst the victims.[2] The seriously injured were airlifted to hospital in Quetta by Pakistan Army Mil Mi-17 helicopters.[3]

InvestigationEdit

The cause of the accident is under investigation by Pakistan Railways.[1] Officials have stated that the trains' brakes failed.[2] A survivor of the accident alleged that the train was allowed to proceed with a known fault in its braking system.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e Shah, Syed Ali (17 November 2015). "Death toll from Jaffar Express accident climbs to 19". Dawn. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Two killed as train derails in Pakistan". Daiji World. 17 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.
  3. ^ a b "20 die as train derails in Pakistan". New Kerala. 17 November 2015. Archived from the original on 19 November 2015. Retrieved 18 November 2015.

Coordinates: 29°48′15″N 67°24′02″E / 29.8041027°N 67.4006671°E / 29.8041027; 67.4006671