The gate of the rail crossing was open when the train collided with the bus in Joypurhat and the gateman was sleeping at that time. Md. Salam Kabir, Police Super of Joypurhat delivered the information to the media.
At around 6:45 am on Saturday 12 people were killed when the train collided with the bus at Puranapail rail crossing under Joypurhat sadar. Besides 3 more people were injured and admitted to hospital.
According to the eyewitnesses and police source, the collision happened between Rajshahi bound Uttara express train and a bus of Badhon Paribahan. The bus was heading towards Panchbibi from Joypurhat. When the bus was going over the Puranapail rail crossing the running train hit it.
All the deceased were the bus passengers. Law enforcing agency members began their rescue operation soon after the accident.