At least 15 people were killed and 58 others injured when two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh on Tuesday morning.
Three coaches were sent tumbling off the tracks at Mondolbhag station in the town of Kasba when a Dhaka-bound intercity train and a locomotive bound for Chittagong collided.
Local police Chief Anisur Rahman while speaking to reporters said, “At least 15 people have been killed. And another 58 were injured. We have sent the injured to different hospitals in the region.”
The police official said that the train services out of Dhaka had been halted after the accident.
The circumstances surrounding the accident were under investigation, a railway official told reporters.
“We are still conducting a rescue operation,” he said, adding that faulty signalling could have been to blame.
According to reports, train accidents are common in Bangladesh and are often caused by poor signalling or other rundown infrastructure.