At least 20 people were killed and several others injured on Monday when a freight train hit a passenger train in Bangladesh’s northeastern Kishoreganj district, officials said.
The accident took place when the freight train headed towards Chattogram hit the rear coaches of the Dhaka-bound Egarosindur Godhuli Express around 3.30 pm (local time) in Bhairab area of Kishoreganj district.
Fire service officials on the spot said three passenger carriages were upturned and feared many people were trapped under the dilapidated wagons though some 100 passengers were rescued with wounds and rushed to different health facilities.
The locomaster, assistant locomaster, and guard of the freight train have been suspended.
Bangladesh Railway Director General Quamrul Ahsan said that they have taken the steps following the preliminary investigation.