(AP)- An express train crowded with holiday travelers derailed in southern Pakistan early Wednesday and a relief worker said there were many deaths.
The express train was going from Karachi to Lahore when 14 of its 16 carriages came off the rails near Mehrabpur , about 250 miles north of Karachi, said Anwar Kazmi , spokesman for the Edhi Foundation, a charity that dispatched ambulances to the scene of the accident.
Kazmi said "many died" in the accident but did not have an immediate figure for the number of dead or injured. The train was loaded with passengers traveling home for the Islamic holiday of Eid ul-Adha . The cause of the accident was not immediately clear.
Khalid Amin , a senior railway official, said the accident happened at 2:10 a.m. Two relief trains were being dispatched to the scene, he said.