30 passengers were killed while over 80 including women and children were injured when 10 bogies of Hazara.

Railway Minister Saad Rafiq said initial investigations showed the train was travelling at normal speed and they were trying to establish what led to the derailment.

A railways spokesperson in Karachi said at least eight carriages went off the track. Express derailed on Sunday near Sarhari Railway Station, some ten kilometers from here.

The Hazara train commenced its journey from Karachi and was heading towards Havelian. Emergency has been declared at Peoples Medical University (PMC) Hospital where doctors and paramedical staff were called on.

Rescue 1122, Edhi ambulance and other services immediately rushed to the accident site and started shifting the killed and injured passengers. The area residents were the first to reach the incident site for rescue work.

The other trains on the Karachi and up the country routes were detained at different railway stations as traffic on up and down track was totally suspended. Divisional Superintendent Railway and Mayor Nawabshah Municipal Corporation rushed to the PMC Hospital.

In 2021, two trains travelling in Sindh province collided, killing at least 40 people and injuring dozens.

Between 2013 and 2019, 150 people died in such incidents, according to local media reports.

Hazara Express

Hazara Express is a passenger train operated daily by Pakistan Railways between Karachi and Havelian in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. The trip takes approximately 33 hours to cover a published distance of 1,594 kilometres (990 mi), traveling along a stretch of the Karachi–Peshawar Railway Line, Khanewal–Wazirabad Branch Line, Shorkot–Lalamusa Branch Line and Taxila–Khunjerab Railway Line. The Hazara Express was originally called the Chenab Express before 2006 and it ran between Karachi and Peshawar via Lala Musa, Faisalabad and Multan. The train has economy class accommodation and 1 Air Conditioned coach .