State-run Pakistani TV says at least two cars of a train have fallen into a canal because of a bridge collapse, killing at least two people.

It said the incident took place Thursday near Gujranwala, a city in the eastern Punjab province.

TV networks showed footage of soldiers taking part in the rescue operation.

Pakistan Railways spokesman Abdul Rauf Tahir confirmed the incident but declined to provide further details.

An army official and a government official both said the train was being used by Pakistan's army to transport soldiers from the southern Sindh province. The two spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief media.