At least 15 dead as trains collide in Bangladesh

At least 15 dead as trains collide in Bangladesh

Dhaka (Web Desk): At least 15 people were killed and more than 50 others were injured when two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh early Tuesday.

According to police, 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.

"At least 15 people have been killed. And another 58 were injured. We have sent the injured to different hospitals in the region," local police chief said. He said 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.