ISLAMABAD, March 28 (Xinhua) -- At least two people were killed and 10 others injured when a passenger train hit into an oil tanker in Sheikhupura district of eastern Pakistan's Punjab province late on Monday, local Urdu media and officials said Tuesday.
Khwaja Saad Rafique, federal minister for railways, said the oil tanker got stuck at a railway crossing as its axle broke down while crossing the track, adding that the tanker could not move when the train approached, resulting in the collision.
Najam Khan, spokesperson for the Pakistan Railways, said huge fire erupted after the collision, which engulfed the train's engine and its three compartments.
The train driver and assistant driver were killed in the accident while six passengers injured. Other passengers of the affected bogies jumped out of windows of the burning train.
Deputy Police Officer Sarfraz Khan Virk said the driver of the oil tanker has been arrested and investigation was underway.
The passenger train was on its way to the country's southern port city of Karachi from eastern Lahore city.
The injured have been shifted to a nearby hospital where two of them are said to be in critical condition.