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Bangladesh: Five dead, 67 injured in train accident

At least five people were killed and 67 others were injured due to derailment of five coaches of a train in north eastern Bangladesh. According to the news published in a Bangladeshi newspaper on Monday, the accident occurred on Sunday night when the suburban Express maulavi landed in Sylhet derailed due to the collapse of a bridge in Brahmachal in Kulaura sub-district of Dhaka.

Quoting police and railway officials, the newspaper said that two cans fell into the canal while a box was overturned. During this time the other coaches also bowed on one side. It was said in the news that after this accident Sylhet has broken the railway connection with the rest of the country.

In the news, the officials were told that in the killed, there are two women and three men. There were 67 other passengers injured in the accident. Of these 20 cases are serious, which is being treated at MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet. A senior fire brigade official said that 11 units of the relief team and police force were deployed on the accident site.