*At Least 12 ⚰Dead After Two Trains Collide in🇧🇩 Bangladesh*
At least 12 people have been killed and around 100 others injured after two trains collided in eastern Bangladesh in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Rescue teams are at the scene trying to pull survivors out of the wreckage, Mohammed Shawkat Ali, Additional Superintendent of Police for Chittagong Railway, told CNN.
“The rescue operation is underway. Casualty numbers could rise as we recover people trapped undercarriages,” Ali said.
The incident occurred in Brahmanbaria district, about 100 kilometres (62 miles) east of the capital Dhaka.
One train was travelling from Sylhet, a city in eastern Bangladesh, to the southern coastal city of Chittagong, when it collided with a Dhaka-bound train travelling from Chittagong in the oppositedirection.