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Truck loaded with pilgrims smashed by train in Pakistan

at Least 22 sikh pilgrims, including 19 from the same family, were on Friday killed when a train collided with a truck in eastern Pakistan, informs the authorities.

the Truck was about to cross the unguarded level crossing.

It was an unguarded level crossing, and the driver took a quick decision to run over the rails, says a spokeswoman from Pakistan's Railways, Quratul Ain.

Hung said that the passengers in the truck were sikh pilgrims.

According to local eyewitnesses is the usual, guarding the level crossing closed. So the driver chose the unguarded.

But the truck got stuck on the road over the rails. As the train hit, was the vehicle pushed three to four kilometres along the track.

About 20 people lost their lives in the tragic collision. Two later died of their injuries. As the death toll reached 22, says the pakistani interior ministry in a statement.

Earlier informed the local polititalsmand, Wajid Abbas, that there were 30 pilgrims on the truck. The 19 killed were from the same family.

No riders came something to.

Accidents are frequent at the unguarded railway level crossings in Pakistan, which are sometimes lacking signals.

the Country's railways have been in decline for decades. It is due to corruption, bad management and lack of investment.

In October, at least 74 people were killed and dozens were injured when gas cylinders exploded on a train, which was filled with pilgrims in the Punjab province.

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