At least 16 passengers were killed and over 100 others injured in a fatal head-on collision of two trains on Dhaka-Chattogram route in Mandbagh area here early Tuesday.
The deadly collision between Dhaka-bound Turnanishita from Chattogram and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet took place around 3:00am, said Deputy Commissioner Hayat-Ud-Dowllah Khan, who visited the spot right after the crash.
The injured were taken to hospitals in Kosba, Akhaura and Zila Sadar.
Visiting the spot, railways minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan announced compensation of Tk 100,000 for the families of each deceased while district administration also declared Tk 25,000 for the families of the deceased.
Brahmanbaria superintendent of police Md Anisur Rahman also visited the spot.
Bangladesh Railway authorities have formed two separate committees to investigate the accident.
Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner also formed a committee to look into the cause of the accident.
The train services between Dhaka and Chattogram remain snapped following the accident.
Meanwhile, president Abdul Hamid and prime minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, expressed profound shock at the deaths in the fatal collision.
Both of them extended deep condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the accident and prayed for the eternal peace of the victims.
The prime minister asked the local administration and public representatives to extend all-out support to the victims of Brahmanbaria train crash.
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