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  Officials: Two trains collide in southern Pakistan, 25 dead - WISH-TV |  Indianapolis News |  Indiana weather

MULTAN, Pakistan (AP) – Two express trains collided early Monday in southern Pakistan and at least 25 passengers were killed, police and rescue officials said.

The Millat Express derailed and was hit by the Sir Syed Express train shortly afterwards, said Usman Abdullah, a police officer in the Ghotki district of Sindh province, where the collision occurred.

He said villagers, rescuers and the police transported the dead and injured to nearby hospitals.

It was not immediately clear what caused the derailment and the subsequent collision.

Train accidents are common in Pakistan, where successive governments have paid little attention to improving poorly maintained signaling systems and aging tracks.