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Meanwhile two of the injured were referred to DMCH for advanced treatment Bacchu Mia said. They are - bus driver Nuru Mia, 38, and Manoranjan Saha, 40, a trader.

Witnesses said the accident occurred around 6.00pm when the train towards Narayanganj railway station hit the Ananda Poribahan bus carrying 10-15 passengers that got stuck on the level crossing due to traffic.

Police recovered two bodies from the spot, said Shah Zaman, officer-in-charge (OC) of Narayanganj Sadar police station.

Later, fire fighters joined the police and started the rescue operation.

The injured were at first taken to Narayanganj General Hospital. Of them, three, including the child, were sent to DMCH where the child was declared dead.

Apart from them, six injured people were admitted to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) in critical condition for advanced treatment.

Rail communication on the Dhaka-Narayanganj route resumed after the train line was cleared, the OC added.

Meanwhile, Humayun, a shopkeeper in the area, said the rail gate could not be pulled down due to makeshift shops that have sprung up alongside the level crossing.

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