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Bangladesh: 17 Killed in Train Accident

A train accident involving a passenger train and a freight train occurred in eastern Bangladesh, on 23 October. “The crash occurred after one train entered the same line as the other” a general manager of the Railway said. This accident led to 14 instant fatalities, with 3 others at the hospital.

Source: BBC

According to the BBC, the death toll could increase, with more than 50 people currently injured and hospitalized. Hospital staff dealing with the inflow of victims had to seek aid and reinforcements from nearby medical facilities. The report further states that a Bangladesh Railway official informed the local media that the mishap was due to a signal error.

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