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Five killed, 100 injured in Bangladesh train derailment

DHAKA: Five people were killed and over 100 injured when a passenger train derailed in Bangladesh.

According to police, a passenger train derailed and two of its carriages fell into a canal. Police fear the casualties may rise.

The train was crossing a bridge on its way to the capital, Dhaka, from the eastern city of Sylhet when it went off the track.

A police official said that there could be more bodies in the carriages that were submerged in the canal.

The train derailed near the Moulavi Bazar district, 130 miles east of Dhaka.

Railway accidents occur relatively frequently in Bangladesh, many of them at unsupervised crossings.