Bangladesh: Two trains collide head-on, 15 dead
Dhaka/IBNS: At least 15 people died as two intercity trains collided head-on in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria area of Bangladesh on Tuesday, media reports said.
The mishap left 50 people injured.
“Chittagong-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita collided near Mondobhag Railway Station around 3:30am on Tuesday,” Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Hayat-ud-Dowla Khan told Dhaka Tribune.
"The accident occurred because the loco masters did not obey the signals," Khan said.
Kasba Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) Masud Ul Alam told the newspaper: "Nine of the deceased, including five men and four women, died on spot. Others died at different hospitals after the injured passengers were taken there."
Rescue operation is currently going on.
Officials fear that the death toll may rise.
Due to the accident, the train services in the Dhaka-Chittagong route and Chittagong-Sylhet route have been snapped.