Bangladesh mother throws herself, daughters under train

Other News Materials 23 August 2008 09:52 (UTC +04:00)

A woman killed herself and baby daughter by jumping under a train in eastern Bangladesh, but a second daughter survived the murder-suicide, a railway official said Saturday.

The unidentified woman, 30, jumped with her two children into the path of a train near Kishoreganj, 240 kilometres east of the capital Dhaka, security guard Abdul Alim Chowdhury said.

The mother died on the spot and the 2-year-old daughter also succumbed to injuries on way to a local health clinic, he said.

But rescuers were able to save the 4-year-old daughter, he said, according to dpa.