Tuesday, November 12, 2019

16 Dead, 60 Injured In Train Accident In Bangladesh

16 Dead, 60 Injured In Train Accident In Bangladesh

FreshReporters News learnt that not fewer than 16 people were killed and 60 others injured in a head-on collision between two trains in Brahmanbaria district in central Bangladesh on Tuesday, railway officials said.

A railway spokesman said the the pre-dawn accident appeared to have occurred when Chittagong-bound Udayan Express was changing tracks at Mondobhag railway station in the district and the Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita coming from the opposite direction collided with it.

“The salvage campaign is nearly completed as Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan and our senior officials visited the scene to oversee the rescue drives,” the spokesman said. 

Hayat-ud-Dowla Khan, Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner was quoted as saying by the Dhaka Tribune that the accident occured because the loco masters did not obey the signals.

According to EconomicTimes, 12 passengers died on the spot, while the rest succumbed to injuries as the rescue campaign was underway or after

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