Two trains crashed while changing tracks, 15 passengers died, more than 50 injured
Two trains crashed while changing tracks, 15 passengers died, more than 50 injured

Dhaka: At least 15 people were killed and more than 50 people were injured in a fierce collision between two trains on Tuesday in Bangladesh's Brahmanbaria district. In its report, the Dhaka Tribune quoted the Deputy Commissioner of Brahmnabariya Hayat-ud-Daula Khan as saying that the Uddan Express going from Sylhet to Chittagong collided with the Tuna Nishita train going to Dhaka at Mandobag station at around 3.30 am.

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Khan has reported that the collision occurred due to the loco master not following the signal. The report quoted the Ministry of Railways, Mofzzal Hussain as saying that three separate investigation committees have been set up to investigate the incident. According to the news of 'Daily Star', the park was changing tracks at Akhaura railway junction, meanwhile a collision between the two trains. It has been told in the news that the dead have not yet been identified. Shyamlal Kanti Das, in-charge of Akhaura railway station, said that 12 people died on the spot, while three others died in the hospital.

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He said, "The rescue operation is on." The death toll is expected to increase as many people are still stranded in damaged compartments. The train movement has been halted at Dhaka-Chittagong, Dhaka-Noakhali and Chittagong-Sylhet due to the accident. The 'Daily Star' has said in the news that two relief trains have been sent for rescue operations from Akhaura and Laksham railway junction.

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