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Train hits bus, kills 17 in Bangladesh

An official says at least 17 people are dead after a train plowed through a packed bus at a railway crossing in central Bangladesh.
AP | By HT Correspondent, Tangail
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2008 08:31 AM IST

An official says at least 17 people are dead after a train plowed through a packed bus at a railway crossing in central Bangladesh.

Local government administrator Akhtar Ali Sarkar says the accident occurred early on Wednesday at an unmanned railway crossing in Tangail district. The area is about 80 kilometers north of capital, Dhaka.

Sarkar says an additional 19 people have been taken to hospital. He says all the victims were from the bus.

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