At least 5 killed as train falls off bridge


At least five people, including three women, were killed and more than 100 injured as a passenger train derailed on a bridge in Moulvibazar late last night.

The death toll may rise, police said.

One of the carriages of the Upaban Express, heading to the capital from Sylhet, fell into a canal while two others fell close to the canal’s banks. Several other carriages were also derailed. The incident happened at Boromchal in Kulaura upazila.

Five bodies were recovered from the canal, said Nurun Nabi, an officer of Fenchuganj fire service who was on the spot.

The accident happened around 11:50pm last night.

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