Head-on collision of Bangladesh trains kills 16, over 50 injured when two intercity trains collided head-on in Kasba Upazila of Brahmanbaria. Chittagong-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita collided near Mondobhag Railway Station around 3:30 am on Today.
Early of the Morning, Both Train on the same Track. More than 40 injured people have been admitted in hospitals. Many News portals wrote that The accident occurred because the loco masters did not obey the signals.
It remained unclear what caused the two trains to run on the same track. Authorities have launched a formal investigation.
“One of the trains might have broken the signal, leading to the tragedy,” one police official, Shyamal Kanti Das, told reporters.
Firefighters, police, border guards and army officials were all at the scene to assist with the rescue operation.
Railway accidents in Bangladesh happen relatively frequently, many at unsupervised crossings, and also because of the poor condition of tracks.