In Pakistan, An inter-city train driver who made an unscheduled stopped to pick up some yoghurt has been suspended.
A video of the driver’s assistant have been circulating on social media on how he collected the snack from a street stall before climbing back into the carriage.
The incident on Monday raised questions about the safety and regulation of railways in Pakistan, where accidents are common due to mismanagement and neglect.
“When you stop a train in the middle (of the tracks) it becomes a safety issue. Safety is our priority. We cannot tolerate anything which compromises safety,” Syed Ijaz-ul-Hassan Shah, a spokesman for the railway ministry, told AFP on Wednesday.
The passenger service had started its journey in the eastern city of Lahore and was moving south towards Karachi.
In a statement the country’s minister of railways, Azam Khan Swati, warned that he will not “allow anyone to use national assets for personal use”.
A railway official admitted to AFP that such incidents are not uncommon in Pakistan, and that oversight is often lacking