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Two trains collide in Brahmanbaria, at least 15 killed

Two trains collide in Brahmanbaria, at least 15 killed

At least 15 people were killed and many others injured as two intercity trains collided in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria early today.

Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishitha from Chattogram collided at Mondobhag Railway Station around 3:00 a.m., local media reported citing Md Delwar Hossain, loco shed in-charge of Akhaura Railway Junction.

At least 15 people were killed in the accident that took place when Udayan Express was changing its track at the station.

At least two coaches of Udayan Express were severely damaged, he added. 

Officer-in-charge of Akhaura Railway Police Station Shymal Kanti Das said eight bodies were recovered so far from the spot.

“Rescue operation is underway. Death toll may rise as many people are still trapped under the damaged coaches,” the OC said.

Identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Rail communication between Dhaka-Chattogram, Dhaka-Noakhali and Chattogram-Sylhet has been suspended following the accident.

Relief trains from Akhaura and Laksam railway junctions rushed to the spot and started rescue operation, Akhaura Railway Junction sources said.