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Thal Express escapes accident near Muzaffargarh – Newspaper

By Vaseline May27,2024

MUZAFFARGARH: The Rawalpindi-bound Thal Express coming from Multan narrowly escaped an accident near Mahmood Kot railway station, 20 km from Muzaffargarh city, when some youths opened 15 joints of the track to steal iron.

The incident happened at 3am when locals discovered the thieves stealing the connections and damaging the tracks. They called the railway staff and lit fire on the track to alert the driver who had activated the train’s emergency brake to stop it.

Three young men managed to escape and one was captured by locals, who called the railway patrol team, including Moeen and Ghulam Mustafa, and handed the suspect over to them.

The train continued its journey very slowly on the damaged section as the department gave it permission after repairing the damaged track.

Budh station master Malik Muhammad Ayub said the matter had been referred to the police who were investigating the matter.

According to a railway official, there is a practice among thieves of stealing the joints of the railway line as each joint weighed more than 8 kg.

Published in Dawn, May 27, 2024

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