No less than 15 folks have died after a head-on practice crash in Bangladesh.
The crash, between a passenger practice and a freight practice, occurred within the metropolis of Bhairab – about 50 miles (80km) northeast of the capital Dhaka.
Native hearth official Mosharraf Hossain stated the our bodies of no less than 15 folks had been recovered and he fears the variety of casualties might rise.
“Our persons are working there. It is a chaotic state of affairs. We do not have a lot info for now,” he instructed the AP information company.
He stated the crash concerned the Dhaka-bound Godhuli Categorical and a freight practice heading to Chattogram.
Railway accidents are frequent in Bangladesh – blamed primarily on unsupervised crossings, poor signalling and dangerous observe situations.
An analogous incident befell in 2019, the place 16 folks died in a crash within the close by metropolis of Brahmanbaria.
That crash concerned a freight practice and a passenger practice – one in every of which was heading to the southern port metropolis of Chittagong and the opposite to Dhaka.