Dhaka, Oct 13: At least five people were killed and more than 40 injured when a Dhaka bound passenger train derailed at Mirerswari in Bangladesh's southeastern city of Chittagong today.
Police and railway sources said the accident occurred at about 0820 hrs when five coaches of Pravati Express' derailed at Botdia in Mirerswari subdistrict. Four passengers died on the spot and another at Chittagong medical college hospital.
The injured passengers, some of them reported critical, were rushed to Mastannagar health complex in Mirerswari and Chittagong medical College hospital. Two relief trains were sent for rescue operation, officials said.