The culprit of the disaster was the driver of one of the two trains, who ignored the signal about the approach of the long-distance express.
Two passenger trains collided head-on in eastern Bangladesh. The accident killed at least 16 people and injured more than 50. This is reported by the local newspaper bdnews24 with reference to the police on Tuesday, November 12.
The accident happened this morning at a railway station in the Brahmanbaria district in the Chittagong region. According to preliminary data, the culprit of the disaster was the driver of one of the two trains, who ignored the signal about the approach of the long-distance express. After a hard collision, the Udayan Express train derailed and several of its carriages were severely damaged.
Ambulances, police and Bangladeshi railway minister arrived at the scene. A special investigation team is leading the investigation.
Rescue efforts are continuing. Authorities fear that the death toll could rise significantly over time.