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Train plunges into river in Bangledesh

  : Friday, November 05, 1999
Two hundred people narrowly escaped death when the train in which they were travelling fell from a bridge in the Kurigram district of Bangledesh yesterday (4 November).
The train, comprising of both freight and passenger vehicles was crossing a bridge over the Buri Teesta river when the incident occurred. Five freight wagons, carrying rice fell from the bridge into the river below. Another freight wagon and a passenger carriage were derailed. No injuries have been reported.

An investigation to find the cause of the accident is underway.

Web sources:
200 passengers survive Bangladesh train crash
Daily News 04 Nov 99
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