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12 killed as train hits microbus in Ctg

Death toll in train and microbus collision at a level crossing at Mirsharai upazila in Chattogram on Friday has risen to 12.

The accident happened when a speeding train from Dhaka rammed a microbus carrying tourists collided at Mirsharai level crossing.

Witnesses said the accident took place at the level crossing near Baro Takia Railway Station at around 2:00 pm.

They said Chattogram-bound Mahanagar Provati Express rammed the microbus, dragging it up to a kilometer down the railway track.

The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately, said Mirsharai Police Station officer in-charge Kabir Hossain.

He said the train hit the microbus when a group of tourists were returning on the vehicle after visiting Khoiyachara Waterfall, leaving 12 dead on the spot and several others injured.