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12 Nov 2019 | 04:04 PM UTC

Bangladesh: Train collision in Brahmanbaria leaves at least 16 dead November 12

Bangladesh News Alert

At least 16 dead and more than 50 injured in Brahmanbaria train collision on November 12; disruptions on rail network likely over the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/12/2019, 12:00 AM until 11/13/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Dhaka). COUNTRY/REGION Brahmanbaria district

Event

At least 16 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured in a train collision in Brahmanbaria district on Tuesday morning (local time), November 12. Officials said an Udayan Express train bound for Chittagong collided with a Turna Nishita train headed for the capital Dhaka around 03:00 at Mondobagh Railway Station in Brahmanbaria. An investigation to determine the cause of the incident is ongoing. 

Lingering delays and cancelations are to be expected across the rail network over the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Brahmanbaria are advised to confirm the status of their trains and allow for longer travel times.

 

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