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Deadly Train Collision in Bangladesh Claims 15 Lives

A passenger train and a freight train collided in Bangladesh, resulting in a tragedy that left at least 15 people dead and numerous others injured. The accident happened near Bhairab, which is 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Dhaka, the country's capital.
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Bangladesh: Tragedy unfolded in Bangladesh as a passenger train collided with a freight train, leaving at least 15 individuals dead and many more injured. The collision occurred in Bhairab, a city situated 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the capital, Dhaka.

Trains on a Collision Course

The incident took place around 4:15 pm, when a passenger train traveling from Kishoreganj to Dhaka collided with a freight train. The collision was so severe that it resulted in the derailment of two passenger carriages, leading to a catastrophic loss of life and extensive injuries.

Rising Death Toll and Numerous Injuries

Rescue operations are ongoing, and local police official Sirajul Islam voiced concerns that the number of fatalities might rise as the rescue efforts continue. The accident has left over 100 individuals injured, further underscoring the devastating impact of the collision.

A Grief-Stricken Nation

Sadiqur Rahman, the government administrator in Bhairab, provided insight into the magnitude of the tragedy. He said, “We have recovered 15 bodies, many are injured. The death toll will rise.” Rescue teams are grappling with the arduous task of accessing passengers trapped beneath overturned and damaged train coaches.

Chronic Issues Plague the Railways

This tragic accident spotlights the myriad challenges faced by Bangladesh’s railway system. Unfortunately, train accidents are all too common in the country, and they are frequently attributed to factors such as inadequate signaling, negligence, outdated tracks, and crumbling infrastructure.

National Mourning and Sorrow

The collision has prompted an outpouring of grief and concern across the nation, as Bangladesh mourns the lives lost in this heartbreaking train accident. It is a stark reminder of the urgent need for improved safety measures and infrastructure upgrades in the country’s railway system.

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