Published November 17, 2014
Two trains plowed into packed buses at unmanned railroad crossings in separate accidents on Saturday, killing at least 13 people and injuring 45 others, police and news reports said.
Police recovered eight bodies from the wreckage of one bus in Comilla district, 90 kilometers (55 miles) east of the capital Dhaka, United News of Bangladesh news agency reported.
Another 25 people were injured in the accident at an unmanned level crossing, the report said. Some of the injured were taken to hospital in serious condition, the agency said quoting unnamed police officials.
In the second accident, police officer Ismail Hossain said five people died and 20 were injured Saturday in Jessore district, 140 kilometers (85 miles) west of the capital.
The guard at the crossing had left his post when the accident occurred, said Hossain.
The dead and the injured were all bus passengers.