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    At Least 15 Killed in Collision of 2 Trains in Bangladesh - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least 15 people were killed and many were injured in a head-on collision of two trains in Bangladesh, local newspaper Daily Star reported on Tuesday.

    The incident occurred on Tuesday morning at a train station in Brahmanbaria District in eastern Bangladesh. The Udayan Express train was approaching a platform when it collided with another train. As a result of the collision, at least two railway cars were seriously damaged.

    A local police spokesman said a rescue operation was underway at the site, and the death toll might increase.

    Earlier in the year, five people were killed and 100 more injured as several carriages of a train fell off a bridge in the Moulvibazar district, in the north of Bangladesh.

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