Minister announces compensation for families of accident victims

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LAHORE, Nov 03 (APP): Minister for Pakistan Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has announced compensation for families of victims and those injured in a train collision near Karachi on Thursday.

According to the PR sources here, the minister said the government would provide Rs 1.5 million to each family of deceased and Rs 350,000 to each injured of the train accident.

The minister also expressed his grief over the accident which claimed lives of several passengers and more than 50 injured.

The rescue operation was started within few minutes and remained continue for about five hours, after which rail traffic was partially restored.

The rescue teams were joined by the military, police as well as locals.