Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Killer rails in Pakistan

A tragic collision between a train and a school van in Pakistan has left 11 young children dead. The train collided with a school van at an unmanned railway crossing in the morning.  According to the reports, the visibility was extremely poor due to fog, which is often the reason behind numerous accidents during winterin Pakistan  .

This tragic accident speaks volumes of transport safety in South Asia where thousands expire every year because of negligence, poor enforcement of safety standards, and inadequate infrastructure.  These deaths are certainly preventable.

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