- At least six people killed as lorry rammed a packed train in Dhaka
- The incident which took place at 1pm, Monday, also injured 11 people
- Local government has accused the driver of the lorry of negligence
At least six people died when a lorry rammed a busy train in Dhaka, Bangladesh on Monday.
A further 11 people have been confirmed injured after the incident, which took place in the Bangladeshi capital just after 1pm.
Local government representatives are blaming the driver of the lorry, accusing him of negligence.
The train, which had been travelling from Narayongong, about 18 miles from to Dhaka, was forced on its side near Kamlapur Railway Station when the lorry collided with it.
‘Either the driver lost control or there was negligence on his part,’ Railway Minister Mazibul Hoque told BDNews24 when visiting the scene.
Witnesses told the online newspaper that the lorry driver did not stop even as the train was entering the depot.
Others say the lorry has attempted to cross the tracks in front of the train, but was too slow.
The lorry became stuck in the side of the train, and was dragged some 50 yards along the tracks.
Kamalapur Police said two people had died at the scene, while the other four succumbed to their injuries at hospital.
Source: Daily Mail