Train fire in Pakistan kills at least 71
Firefighters cool down the burnt-out train carriages on Oct. 31. Photo: Waleed Saddique/AFP via Getty Images
At least 71 people died Thursday after a cooking stove onboard a train in Pakistan exploded and engulfed multiple carriages in flames, per the New York Times.
Why it matters: Train accidents have become frequent on the country's railways as a result of poor maintenance, corruption and lax safety standards. Pakistani officials recorded at least 80 accidents between July 2018 and July 2019.