Estimated 15 killed, 58 wounded as two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh

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Estimated 15 killed, 58 wounded as two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh

Estimated 15 killed, 58 wounded as two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh

At least 15 people died and 58 others injured when two trains collided early Tuesday in eastern Bangladesh, authorities replied.

Three coaches were sent off the tracks at Mondolbhag station in Kasba City whenever a Dhaka-bound intercity train and locomotive bound for Chittagong collided.

“At least 15 people were killed. And 58 others were injured. We had sent wounded to different hospitals in the area,” said local police chief Anisur Rahman to AFP.

He has said that the Dhaka train services had been suspended after the crash.

The details surrounding the incident were under investigation, the railway officer told journalists.

“We’re still engaged in a rescue operation,” he said, adding that defective signaling could have been the blame.

Train accidents are frequent in Bangladesh and are often caused by poor signaling or other run-down facilities.