PAF C-130 airlifts bodies of Sikh Yatrees to Peshawar

Statesman Report

PESHAWAR: A Pakistan Air Force (PAF) C-130 aircraft carrying bodies of Sikh Yatrees landed at PAF Base Peshawar.

The bodies of 21 Sikh Yatrees and a driver, who died in a dreadful collision between a coaster and train near Sheikhupura, were airlifted from PAF Base, Lahore last night, said a PAF press release.

The relatives of the deceased had gathered at the PAF base Peshawar to receive the bodies. "11 males, 10 females and a four-year child died in the accident, while five injured were under treatment at the hospital."

Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force in his message said that he was grieved at the loss of precious lives in the tragic accident. He also expressed heartfelt condolences with the bereaved families who lost their dear ones and also prayed for the early recovery of the injured, reports APP.

On Friday, as many as 20 members of a Sikh family hailing from Peshawar died in a train-coaster collision at Farooqabad, Jatri Road, Sheikhupura, when the driver of the coaster attempted to cross an unmanned railway crossing and collided with the Lahore-bound 43-Up Shah Hussain Express coming from Karachi. ?