Bystanders look on after a train collided with another train some 130km (81 miles) east of Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh train crash kills 16, injures nearly 60 more

  • Cranes and other lifting gear were brought in to rescue trapped passengers, many of whom were asleep when the early morning crash took place
  • Train accidents are common in Bangladesh and are often caused by poor signalling or other rundown infrastructure
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Bystanders look on after a train collided with another train some 130km (81 miles) east of Dhaka on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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Villagers enter a building to take shelter as Cyclone Bulbul approaches. Photo: AFP

Bangladesh moves more than 300,000 people to safety as Cyclone Bulbul approaches

  • Up to 1.8 million people across the low-lying delta nation’s vast coast are expected to be moved before the storm makes landfall
  • The weather office in Dhaka issued the most severe storm signal for Bulbul, which was packing maximum sustained winds of 74 kilometres per hour
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Villagers enter a building to take shelter as Cyclone Bulbul approaches. Photo: AFP
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