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24 Jun 2019 | 04:27 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Train derailment kills five, injures hundreds near Sylhet June 23

Bangladesh News Alert

Upaban Express derails on June 23 at Baramchal (Sylhet division), killing five people and injuring 200; rail disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/26/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Sylhet, Baramchal (Sylhet division)


The Upaban Express derailed on Sunday evening (local time), June 23, outside Baramchal (Sylhet division) in northeastern Bangladesh resulting in five deaths and injuring more than 200 others. Two coaches fell into a canal near the Baramchal Railway Station. Emergency personnel are responding to the incident and localized disruptions along with regional rail cancelations are expected in the coming hours and days.    


Individuals in Sylhet division are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate rail cancelations and delays, localized disruptions, and a heightened security presence.


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