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133 Dead in Pakistani Train Collision


Pakistani railway workers are trying to clear the tracks following Wednesday's massive train collision that killed at least 133 people.

The accident, Pakistan's worst train crash in a decade, involved three separate trains near in southern Sindh province. It left left metal, glass, train carriages and body parts strewn across several rail lines at Ghotki station.

Authorities issued a higher death toll early Thursday after workers pulled five more bodies from the wreckage. Pakistan Railway also released the passenger lists for the three affected trains and the names of the dead.

Officials say the crash was caused by the driver of one express train who misunderstood a signal and rammed into a stationary train, full of sleeping passengers. A third train then crashed into the debris.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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