16 killed as trains collide in Brahmanbaria

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At least 16 people were killed and many others injured as two intercity trains collided at Mondobhag in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria early Tuesday.

Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita from Chattogram collided at Mondobhag Railway Station around 3 am.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Shayamal Kanti Das, officer-in-charge of Akhaura Railway Police Station, confirmed the news.

The injured were taken to the local hospital immediately after the incident.

Rail communication between Dhaka-Chattogram, Dhaka-Noakhali and Chattogram-Sylhet has been suspended following the accident.

Relief trains from Akhaura and Laksam railway junctions rushed to the spot and started rescue operation, Akhaura Railway Junction sources said

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