In a devastating train collision in Bangladesh, at least 15 individuals have tragically lost their lives, and over 100 others have been injured. Occurring in the eastern city of Bhairab on Monday, this incident has sparked concerns among officials who fear that the death toll may continue to rise.
According to reports, a freight train collided with a passenger train that was traveling in the opposite direction, resulting in the derailment of two passenger carriages. Sadiqur Rahman, a government administrator in Bhairab, expressed the current situation, stating, “We have recovered 15 bodies, and many more are injured.” He further emphasized the possibility of an increasing death toll, as rescue teams continue to discover crushed and trapped bodies beneath the overturned coaches.
The number of injured individuals has already surpassed 100, indicating the magnitude and severity of this tragic accident. The collision occurred at approximately 4:00 p.m. (1000 GMT) when one train mistakenly entered the same line as the other, as explained by Rahman.
This unfortunate incident sheds light on the recurring train accidents in Bangladesh, which are often attributed to poor signalling, negligence, outdated tracks, and other infrastructure-related issues. It is crucial for authorities to acknowledge the urgent need for enhanced safety measures and improved maintenance to prevent such tragedies in the future.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families affected by this devastating train crash in Bangladesh. May this incident serve as a wake-up call for authorities to prioritize the safety and well-being of the country’s railway system and its passengers.