At least 16 people killed in a collision between two trains in Bangladesh
In the event of a head-on collision between two trains in Bangladesh, In the night from Monday to Tuesday at least 16 individuals were killed., the local authorities report. Forty others were injured.
The wounded were taken to nearby hospitals. For several of them, the situation would be critical.
The accident took place in Brahmanbaria, about 100 kilometres east of the capital city Dhaka. The two trains were on a similar track. How that could have happened is not yet clear. The administration has begun an investigation into the conditions.
There are regular train accidents in Bangladesh. This is because there are many unguarded railway crossings. It is also due to the poor condition in which many railway lines are.