17 killed in Bangladesh train crash

17 killed in Bangladesh train crash
17 killed in Bangladesh train crash

We show you our most important and recent visitors news details 17 killed in Bangladesh train crash in the following article

Hind Al Soulia - Riyadh - DHAKA — At least 17 people have died with many others injured after two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh, authorities say.

A freight train smashed into the rear coaches of a passenger train in Bhairab, 80km (50 mile) north-east of Dhaka on Monday afternoon.

A signal error likely caused the collision, a railway official who asked not to be named told BBC Bengali.

Train mishaps are not uncommon in Bangladesh due to poor infrastructure.

Fourteen people on board the passenger train named Egarsindhur Twilight died on the spot after Monday's collision at the Jagannathpur rail crossing caused three carriages to overturn, BBC Bengali reports. At least two coaches were smashed.

"Many people got trapped inside after the collision. Most of the people died on the spot," the chief of the local fire service, Mohammad Masud, told reporters.

Three others died at the hospital where about 50 injured are being treated. The death toll could climb further as rescue operations are ongoing, Anowar Hossain, superintendent of Dhaka Railway Police told reporters.

A local government official told the BBC that locals had come forward to help the people before rescue teams arrived at the post.

Hospital staff struggled to deal with the influx of injured, prompting them to call for reinforcements from nearby medical facilities.

Bangladeshi authorities have launched a formal investigation into what caused the accident.

Aside from signal error, poor track conditions and unsupervised rail crossings have been blamed for past accidents.

In April, several people were injured after a Dhaka-bound passenger train collided with a freight train in Comilla, south of Bhairab. That mishap was also blamed on a signal error. — BBC


These were the details of the news 17 killed in Bangladesh train crash for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Saudi Gazette and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

PREV Moscow court upholds detention of US journalist Gershkovich until March 30
NEXT FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure

Author Information

I am Jeff King and I’m passionate about business and finance news with over 4 years in the industry starting as a writer working my way up into senior positions. I am the driving force behind Al-KhaleejToday.NET with a vision to broaden the company’s readership throughout 2016. I am an editor and reporter of “Financial” category. Address: 383 576 Gladwell Street Longview, TX 75604, USA Phone: (+1) 903-247-0907 Email: [email protected]