Fire on Moving Pakistani Train Kills 71

And these knuckleheads are in possession of nuclear weapons?

source: USA Today

MULTAN, Pakistan – A massive fire caused by a cooking gas stove erupted Thursday on a train traveling in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab province, killing at least 71 passengers, officials said.

Flames roared through the train cars as the train approached the town of Liaquatpur in Punjab, they said, the latest tragedy to hit Pakistan’s dilapidated, poorly maintained and mismanaged rail system.

Survivors recounted horrific scenes of fellow passengers screaming as they jumped through the windows and off the train, flames billowing from the carriages.

“We could hear people crying and screaming for help………..I thought we would die. The next car was on fire. We felt so helpless.”

Chaudhry Shujaat

Deputy Commissioner Jamil Ahmed said the fire broke out when a gas stove exploded as breakfast was being prepared on board. He added that the death toll had risen steadily since the early morning.

Fire on moving train kills 71 passengers in central Pakistan

Calamity Jane