A day of celebration went into a day of mourning in the north west of Bangladesh, when 10 people were killed after a train hit a wedding party van at an unmanned crossing.
The Dhaka-bound train hit the van in Ullahpara, some 145 kilometres (90 miles) away from the capital, as 14 people were returning home from a wedding ceremony, local police chief Koushik Ahmed said.
As the van neared an unmanned railway crossing without noticing the rushing train approaching, the crash occurred leaving eight people including the bride and the groom dead on spot.
“Another two (injured) died in the hospital and the rest were injured,” he told AFP.
According to police, nearly 6,000 people died in railway accidents on the country’s 2,800-kilometres (1,730-mile) rail network in the last six and a half years.