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Train rams three-wheeler near Dhaka, 8 killed

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Dhaka: At least eight persons, including three children, were killed in Bangladesh when a train rammed their vehicle at an unmanned railway crossing near here today. The accident took place when the train from Dhaka hit the three-wheeler the victims were travelling in at suburban Gazipur.

“They died (on the spot) as the train rammed the three-wheeler… The railway crossing was unmanned,” TV reports quoted a police officer as saying. Witnesses said the auto-rickshaw got stuck on the railway tracks when the trains rammed it.

Police said the victims were all relatives and their age ranged from 4 to 27 years. The level crossing was unauthorised and there was no signal bar, police said.