Tajik President Emomali Rahmon yesterday expressed his condolences in the wake of a deadly train accident in Pakistan.

In a message of condolences sent to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Emomali Rahmon noted that he was deeply saddened to know hear the tragic news of the death and injury of a large number of people in a train accident in southern Pakistan.  

Tajik leader also asked to convey his condolences to the families and friends of those killed in the accident.  “I ask the Almighty for their good patience and for all the victims a speedy and complete recovery,” the message says.  

International media reports say dozens were killed in the train accident in Pakistan Sindh province.

According to CBS News, an express train barreled into another that had derailed in Pakistan before dawn Monday, killing at least 51 people and injuring more than 100 other people.  

Citing Usman Abdullah, a deputy commissioner of Ghotki district, CBS News says the Millat Express train derailed around 3:30 am, and the Sir Syed Express train hit it minutes later.  It was not immediately clear what caused the derailment, and the driver of the second train said he braked when he saw the disabled train but did not have time to avoid the collision.