Train accident kills 6, injures 60 in Bangladesh

09:45, October 12, 2010      

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Six people were killed and 60 others injured by a train when they came to attend a meeting near the Mulibari rail cross in Bangladesh's Sadar sub-district of Sirajganj district, 134 km northwest of capital Dhaka, Monday afternoon, according to the private news agency UNB.

Witnesses were quoted as saying by UNB that the Dhaka bound train ploughed through a crowd at about 3 p.m. local time when they gathered near the Mulibari rail cross to attend a meeting of the main opposition party Bangladesh Nationalist Party, leaving six people dead.

Twenty six of the injured were rushed to the Sadar hospital and various clinics. Condition of the 10 injured people was stated to be critical.

Agitated people set the whole train on fire soon after the incident and also severely beat up the train driver and its guard.

A contingent of police and the Rapid Action Battalion rushed in and fired blank shots to drive away the mob.

Earlier on September 29, five people were killed and another 15 injured when two buses were hit by a train when they were passing a level crossing in Bangladesh's capital Dhaka.

Source: Xinhua


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