The Mymensingh-bound train from Chittagong, Nasirabad Express, hit a local passenger bus at a level crossing around 7pm on Wednesday, leaving five bus passengers dead on the spot and injuring 15 others
At least five people, including a child, were killed and 15 others injured as a train smashed into a passenger bus at a level crossing in Sharishadi area in Feni Sadar upazila Wednesday evening.
Feni Railway Station Master Mahbub Alam said the Mymensingh-bound train from Chittagong, Nasirabad Express, hit the local bus at the level crossing around 7pm, leaving five passengers in the bus dead on the spot and injuring 15 others.
One of the deceased has been identified; Kazi Mansur Ahmed, 28, a primary school teacher and former lecturer of political science in Feni Victoria Private College, was identified by his colleague MKA Mahadi.
Mahbub said fire fighters were trying to rescue the victims as of 9pm on Wednesday.
The injured have been admitted at Feni Sadar Hospital, Feni Civil Surgeon Shahriar Kabir confirmed.
The accident halted train communication between Chittagong and Dhaka and Sylhet for an hour, sources at Feni railway station said.
Local Upazila Parishad Chairman Jane Alam said the death toll might increase.