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20 killed in two trains collide

Sun News Desk : At least 20 people have been killed after a container train collided with passenger train in Bhairab of Kishoreganj on Monday.

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Twenty bodies have, so far, been recovered from inside the wreckage of the three badly mangled compartments and the number of casualties could increase.

Alim Hossain Shikder, Officer-in-Charge of Bhairab Railway Station, said on information, fire service personnel and police reached the spot and started rescue operations.

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Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence media chief Shahjahan Sikder said a total of 14 units of the fire service are conducing rescue operation.

Kishoreganj Railway Station Master Md Yusuf said the collision between two trains in Bhairab occurred as the container train disregarded a signal.

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The rail communications on the Dhaka-Chattogram, Dhaka-Sylhet, Dhaka-Noakhali, Mymensingh-Chattagram routes have been suspended. Meanwhile, a rescue train from Akhaura has already dispatched for the spot.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Abul Kalam Azad said that the control room has already been opened at the accident site.

Each family of the deceased will be given Tk 25,000. All the injured are being given treatment.

Sun News/MR

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