2 trains collide in Bangladesh, up to 19 killed

December 9, 2010 07:53

Bangladesh — A speeding train slammed into another moving slowly through a station in eastern Bangladesh, killing as many as 19 people and injuring scores, according to officials and news reports Thursday.

The force of the impact threw the cars of one train on top of the other, and other cars veered off the track in the head-on collision.

One express train was traveling from the capital, Dhaka, to the southern port city of Chittagong, while the other was making the reverse journey when they collided Wednesday in Narsingdi district, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Dhaka.

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