Musharraf orders inquiry into train derailment

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Islamabad, Dec 19 (UNI) Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf today directed an immediate inquiry into the causes leading to the derailment of the Karachi Express and the heavy loss of life.

The President directed the Pakistan Railways to investigate the matter and fix responsibility so that the culprits may be punished and measures taken to ensure such incidents do not recur, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.

President Musharraf also expressed deep sorrow over the loss of life in the accident five kms north of Mehrabpur, near Sukkur.

He directed the concerned authorities to provide best possible medical treatment to those injured and to facilitate the passengers of the train reach their destinations.


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