2 trains hit packed buses in Bangladesh; 13 dead

February 19, 2011 11:50


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DHAKA, Bangladesh — Police and news reports said two trains have plowed into packed buses in separate accidents at unmanned railroad crossings in Bangladesh, killing at least 13 people.

The United News of Bangladesh news agency said eight people died and 25 were injured Saturday when an express train hit a bus at a crossing in Comilla district, east of Dhaka.

In the second accident, police officer Ismail Hossain said five people died and 20 were injured Saturday in Jessore district, west of the capital.

All the injured people were riding in the buses.

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