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  • Bangladesh: passenger train set on fire
  • Five killed, many injured: reports
  • Incident two days before general elections

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According to a report in The Daily Star, the fire broke out at around 9.00 pm in the Gopibag area. The fire was brought under control by 10.20 pm.

Bangladesh: five killed in train fire ahead of general elections

At least five people were killed and many others were injured after a passenger train in Bangladesh was allegedly set on fire by arsonists on Friday night.The incident took place on the Benapole Express in the capital Dhaka's Gopibag area, India Today reported quoting local media reports.The incident comes just two days before Bangladesh goes for general elections on January 7, which has been mired by unrest due to a boycott by the Opposition BNP party.


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