At least 15 dead after train collision in Bangladesh

A cargo train hit a passenger train outside the Bangladeshi capital on Monday, leaving at least 15 people dead and scores more injured, fire officials said.Rescuers joined local residents in extracting passengers from the wreckage of the train cars, said fire official Mosharraf Hossain at Bhairab, in the central district of Kishoreganj, where the collision happened at 3:30 p.m.He said the bodies of at least 15 people had been recovered and the number of casualties could increase.DEATH TOLL CAUSED BY BANGLADESH DENGUE OUTBREAK RISES, MAY BREAK RECORDS THIS MONTH”Our people are working there. It’s a chaotic situation,” he told The Associated Press. Rescuers and others are seen at the site of a train collision that left over a dozen people dead, Bhairab, Bangladesh, Monday, Oct. 23, 2023. (Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defense Department via AP)The crash occurred when two rear coaches of the Dhaka-bound Egarosindur Godhuli Express passenger train were hit by a cargo train heading to Chattogram, Azizul Haque Rajon, a senior fire official, said from the scene by phone.CAMBODIAN REGIME TO JAIL OPPOSITION POLITICIAN FOR 3 MORE YEARSHe said it was unclear how many people were still trapped in the wreckage.Train service to other parts of the country remained suspended following the accident, he said.CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIt wasn’t immediately known what caused the crash. Train accidents are common in Bangladesh, blamed mainly on unsupervised railway crossings, poor signaling and bad track conditions.

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