Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid Thursday said the trains collision apparently occurred due to human negligence and ordered to launch high-level investigations.
Railways minister expressed deep grief over the occurrence and said the incident scenes that are being shown on media are very painful.
Railways minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed said he had directed Railways GM and relevant authorities to reach the incident spot where rescue work was ongoing. The district administration has confirmed the death of nine persons, he added.
The Railways Minister announced Rs1.5 million for the families of the deceased and Rs3-5 lacs for the injured. He also directed the authorities to speed up the clearance operation.
At least eleven persons were killed and 60 others were wounded when Akbar Express collided with a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station near Rahim Yar Khan in the wee hours of Thursday.
The passenger train was going to Quetta from Lahore when it rammed into a goods train standing at Walhar Railway Station.
Police sources said that the engine of Akbar Express was completely destroyed in the accident while three bogies were also damaged, resulting in death of eleven persons while many others sustained injuries.
Emergency was declared at all hospitals in Rahim Yar Khan and Sadiqabad after the accident.