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Seven dead as train hits truck in Bangladesh

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  • Rail official: Train hit truck carrying sand at unmanned level crossing
  • Seven people killed, 35 hospitalized after incident in Bangladesh Tuesday.
  • Accident took place in Joypurhat district, 125 miles from the capital Dhaka
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A train crashed into a truck at an unguarded rail crossing in Bangladesh on Tuesday, killing seven people, according to authorities.

The crash happened in the Joypurhat district, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) from the capital, Dhaka, said Mohammed Belayet Hossain, the director-general of the Bangladesh Railway.

Thirty-five people were hospitalized with injuries, Hossain said.

"The train hit the truck, which was loaded with sand, at an unmanned level crossing," he added.

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