Two Trains Collide in Bangladesh: 15 Dead, 58 Injured; 03.00 ranks at local time last night in Bangladesh, the passenger train departing from Chittagong in Brahmanbaria, east of Dhaka, collided with another passenger train coming from the opposite direction, 15 people were killed and 58 people were injured.
Moving from Sylhet to Chittagong, the train crossed the train station in the town of Kosba to Mondovag station. The other passenger train from Chittagong to Dhaka was on the way to Mondovag station. The control desk was asked by the train to pass over the other rail and stop there. However, the train from Chittagong did not follow the instructions. Minutes later, the train from Chittagong collided with the train from Sylhet.
After the accident, 15 people were killed and at least 58 people were injured. Wounded passengers were taken to Kosba Hospital, relatives of casualties in tears in the region waited for good news from officials in minutes. Bangladesh Railways said the number of dead could increase.
Regional police chief Anisur Rahman reported an investigation into the accident.