Bangladesh: At least 15 dead, 58 injured in a train collision in town Kasba

At least 15 people were killed and 58 others have been injured due to the collision of two trains in eastern Bangladesh early Tuesday, police said.

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

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According to AFP the local police chief Anisur Rahman said “At least 15 people have been killed. And another 58 were injured. We have sent the injured to different hospitals in the region.”

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

The circumstances surrounding the accident were under investigation, a railway official told reporters.

“We are still conducting a rescue operation,” he said, adding that faulty signalling could have be the major reasons.

Train accidents are frequent in Bangladesh and are mainly caused due to improper signalling or infrastructure.

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