Published On: Fri, Jul 3rd, 2020

At least 20 Sikh pilgrims killed after bus rammed by train in eastern Pakistan (PHOTO/VIDEOS)

At least 20 people have died after a train plowed into a bus at a railway crossing in Punjab, eastern Pakistan. Survivors of the accident have been rushed to a nearby hospital.

Footage taken at the scene of the accident shows the front of a bus being removed from the tracks. The vehicle, believed to be carrying Sikh pilgrims, was reportedly hit while driving through an unmanned railway crossing. A mangled segment of the vehicle appears to have been flung to the side of the railroad track by the incoming train.

In another clip, security personnel and first responders are seen picking through the wreckage, as several bodies, covered with white blankets, lie on the ground.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Imran Khan offered his condolences to the families of the victims, and promised that those injured in the accident would receive “proper medical care.”

According to reports, the van was transporting around 25 passengers, with several of them being taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

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