At least 20 people were killed and over 100 injured in a train collision in Bangladesh on October 23, 2023. The accident occurred when a freight train collided with a passenger train in the eastern city of Bhairab. Two passenger carriages were derailed in the collision.
Rescue and recovery operations are still underway, and the death toll is expected to rise. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but officials say that it may have been caused by a signal error.
Train accidents are common in Bangladesh, due to a number of factors, including poor infrastructure, inadequate safety measures, and human error. The government has said that it is committed to improving safety on the railways, but more needs to be done to prevent accidents like this from happening in the future.
Our thoughts are with the victims of this tragedy and their families.