Six killed as lorry ploughs into packed train in Bangladesh sending commuters flying from carriages

 

  • 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.

Collision: At least six people died after a lorry crashed into a moving train in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Accident: 11 people were injured when the lorry hit the train around lunchtime on Monday 

 One of the wounded being rescued from the accident site in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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.

Accusations: Local government representatives are blaming the driver of the lorry for the incident 

Witnesses said the lorry driver did not stop even as the train was entering the depot in Dhaka

An injured man is taken from the scene to a nearby hospital after the collision 

The lorry became stuck in the side of the train, and was dragged some 50 yards along the tracks

Source: Daily Mail