The Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata has received reports of minor injuries suffered by a few Bangladeshi passengers, but the number is not known yet, a diplomat said.
A team of the High Commission is on the way to the accident site to learn more details, he said.
Two passenger trains derailed in India last night, killing more than 280 people. Hundreds of others were trapped inside more than a dozen mangled rail cars in one of the country’s deadliest train accidents in decades.
The train accident happened about 220 km southwest of Kolkata. About 900 people were injured in the accident in Balasore district in the state of Odisha, said the state’s top administrative official.