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Pakistani PM Imran Khan offers orders probe of train fire

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Filed on October 31, 2019
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The prime minister also ordered an urgent investigation into the incident

Pakistan's prime minister has expressed deep sorrow over the "terrible tragedy" when a huge fire engulfed a moving train, killing at least 65 people in eastern Punjab province earlier in the day.

Imran Khan took to Twitter to express his condolences to the families of the victims and say he's praying for the speedy recovery of the injured.

The prime minister also ordered an urgent investigation into the incident.

Several women and children were among the victims in the train fire.

Authorities say the fire erupted when a gas stove exploded.


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