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Two trains collide in Bangladesh; At least 15 dead, 58 injured

Two trains collide in Bangladesh; At least 15 dead, 58 injured

Two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh early Tuesday leaving at least 15 people were killed and 58 others injured when, said police.

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

“At least 15 people have been killed. And another 58 were injured. We have sent the injured to different hospitals in the region,” local police chief Anisur Rahman told an international news agency.

After the accident train services are of Dhaka had been halted.

A railway official told reporters. “We are still conducting a rescue operation”.

The railway official added that faulty signalling could have been to blame for the collision of the trains.

Train accidents are common in Bangladesh and are often caused by poor signalling or other rundown infrastructure.

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