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VIDEO: Bangladesh train collision – 16 dead in horrific head-on collision

Live from Bangladesh: In a breaking story, a Bangladesh train collision has left16 people have been confirmed dead and many more injured after two trains crashed into one another on the same track. The death toll is expected to rise.

Three coaches were sent tumbling off the tracks at Mondolbhag station in the town of Kasba when a Dhaka-bound intercity train and a locomotive bound for Chittagong collided.

Train services out of Dhaka had been halted after the accident.

The circumstances surrounding the accident were under investigation, a railway official told reporters.

“We are still conducting a rescue operation,” he said, adding that faulty signalling could have been to blame.

Train accidents are common in Bangladesh and are often caused by poor signalling or other rundown infrastructure.

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VIDEO: Bangladesh train collision – 16 dead in horrific head-on collision
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