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Head-on collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh, 15 dead

The accident snapped Dhaka's rail links with Chattogram and Sylhet

Tuesday November 12, 2019 9:32 AM, IANS

Udayan Express Accident Today

Dhaka: At least 15 people were killed on Tuesday after a head-on collision between two passenger trains in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district, officials said.

The Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita from Chattogram collided at Mondobhag Railway Station at around 2.15 a.m. on Tuesday, bdnews24 reported citing Shyamal Kanti Das, chief of Akhaura Railway Police, as saying.

Nine people died on the spot, while six others died in different hospitals, according to Deputy Commissioner Hayat-ud-Daula Khan.

The accident snapped Dhaka's rail links with Chattogram and Sylhet.

The district's police chief Mohammad Anisur Rahman said that the toll was likely to rise as several of the 28 injured persons were in critical condition, adding that a rescue operation was underway.

The cause of the accident is being investigated.

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