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Dhaka: 5 of family killed as Kolkata-bound train hits car in Bangladesh

New Delhi: Five members of a family, including women and children, were on Sunday killed when a Kolkata-bound train rammed their private car in central Bangladesh, police said.

Maitree Express has hit a car on a level-crossing in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur around 10:15 am, Motaleb Mia, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kaliakoir Police Station, said.

A compartment of the train was derailed one kilometre away from the accident spot, a security officer of the train service said.

Another report quoted witnesses as saying that the Kolkata-bound train hit the car, sending it on a roll.

Five members of a family – two women, two children and a man – were killed in the mishap, that also halted train communication between Dhaka and the northern parts of the country.

Kaliakoir police said the victims are of the same family, and the male member possibly was driving the car.