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15 dead, 58 injured as two trains collide in Bangladesh

Head on train collision in Bangladesh killed 15 and left many injured. Deets here

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In a fatal accident, two trains collided at the Kacheguda station in Telangana’s Hyderabad.  More than ten passengers suffered injuries. We now have two trains colliding in eastern Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning. It has killed 15 and left more than 58 injured.

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Three coaches went tumbling off the tracks at Mondolbhag station in the town of Kasba when a Dhaka-bound intercity train and a locomotive bound for Chittagong collided.

Local police chief Anisur Rahman told AFP, “At least 15 people have been killed. And another 58 were injured. We have sent the injured to different hospitals in the region. We are still conducting investigations.”

He further added that train services out of Dhaka had been halted after the accident.

The Prime minister of Bangladesh has expressed deep shock and sorrow at the loss of lives and injuries. She has asked the local administration and public representatives to extend all-out support to the victims.

Train accidents are reported to be quite common in Bangladesh due to poor signaling or other rundown infrastructure.

Also Read: Watch: CCTV footage of the trains collision in Hyderabad

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