According to Railway Minister Sheikh Rashid, the fire was caused by a cylinder blast that went off while many of the passengers were preparing their breakfast. Quite a lot of people were able to save themselves by jumping off the train, but still suffered some injuries. Rashid has assured that the damaged track will be made operational once more in under two hours.
The train was travelling from Karachi to Rawalpindi when it happened. Rahim Yar Khan rescue services have confirmed that the injured and the dead have been shifted to BVH Bahawalpur and Pak-Italian Modern Burn Centre in Multan.
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