LAHORE, Pakistan

At least 15 killed when a passenger van collided with a train near the northeastern Punjab province on Friday, said a railway official.

The van was carrying a total of 25 Sikh Pilgrims when it crashed with Shah Hussain Express at 52 number railway crossing in Sheikhupura, near Lahore, the provincial capital, said Qurat ul Ain, a spokeswoman of the country’s railway authorities, in a statement.

Prime Minister Imran Khan took notice of the accident and offered condolences to the victims’ families.

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