At the least 17 individuals had been killed and dozens others wounded as two carriages of a passenger prepare overturned after a freight prepare crashed into it in north-eastern Bangladesh, police mentioned Monday.
The accident occurred when the freight prepare hit the Dhaka-bound Egaro Shindur Specific passenger prepare from the rear, derailing and overturning two of its coaches close to Bahirab station in Kishoreganj district within the afternoon, in keeping with Anwar Hossain, superintendent of railway police.
Seventeen our bodies had been discovered on the accident website, some 80 kilometers (practically 50 miles) north-east of the capital Dhaka, native police chief Rasel Sheikh mentioned, quoting rescuers from the Hearth Service and Civil Defence emergency division.
He mentioned greater than 50 wounded individuals had been despatched to completely different hospitals and added that the rescuers instructed him that there have been apparently no different individuals trapped contained in the coaches.
Native authorities official Sadiqur Rahman mentioned residents, members of the fireplace service and regulation enforcement businesses collectively started the rescue operation quickly after the accident occurred.
Tv footage confirmed tons of of individuals gathered on the scene the place rescuers had been chopping a part of a carriage to get well injured individuals trapped inside. One of many carriages was shattered and overturned.
Prepare communications between Dhaka and the japanese a part of the nation have remained suspended for the reason that accident, Nazmul Islam, a senior officer on the railway division mentioned.
A rescue prepare has departed from Dhaka, he mentioned, including an investigation shall be launched to find out the trigger behind the accident.