A 16-year-old mentally challenged boy was knocked down by a train in the capital's Shyampur on Saturday, reports UNB.

The accident happened in the dead of night as a train hit Aminul Islam (16) while he was wandering along the Shyampur level crossing, assistant sub-inspector of police Anwar confirmed.

"Police has recovered the body and sent it to the local hospital morgue for autopsy."



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Bangladesh has seen an unusually high number of railway accidents in recent years.

At least 113 people, including 26 women and 11 children, were killed in railway accidents between 1 January and 30 June on 2020, says a July report - jointly prepared by Green Club of Bangladesh (GCB) and National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR).