According to reports, at least seventeen individuals have been killed and dozens more wounded in a train accident in Bangladesh.
On Monday, a freight train collided with a commuter train outside the capital of Bangladesh. Rescue workers and people in the area worked together to free the trapped passengers.
From Bhairab in the district of Kishoreganj, where the accident occurred at 3:30 in the afternoon, fire officer Mosharraf Hossain said that the remains of at least 17 individuals had been found. He also expressed concern that the death toll may rise.
Senior fire officer Azizul Haque Rajon stated on Monday that a freight train traveling to Chattogram collided with the train’s two rear coaches, causing the catastrophe. The Egarosindur Godhuli Express was carrying passengers from Dhaka.
According to a report, a top Bangladesh Railway official said that the failure to react to a red signal was a possible reason for the incident, which is still being investigated.
The cargo train’s green light was probably red. It appears that the train has missed the signal. According to Bangladesh Railway Director General Md. Quamrul Ahsan, the investigation panel will give a definitive response after they investigate.
A report shows that when two trains collided in the adjacent city of Brahmanbaria in 2019, at least 16 people were killed, and more than 100 were wounded.
Both a freight train and a passenger train were involved in that collision; the former was on its way to the port city of Chittagong, while the latter was en route to the capital city of Dhaka.
The Turna-Nishita train’s drivers and conductors were reportedly suspended immediately, and four separate committees were established to look into the cause of the disaster.
The report shows the railroad company has assured victims and their loved ones that they would provide financial compensation to them in the near future.