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The mostly unfenced railways of the South Asian country
The police said in recent years “headphone walkers” have become a new menace as people walk on tracks listening to music or talking on mobile phones using earphones.A total of 535 people have been killed since 2010 after being hit by trains while wearing headphones on tracks in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka, police said in Thursday
Fatalities hit a record high in 2014 when 109 people died. Numbers have declined since thanks to an awareness campaign, but police said 54 people were still killed in this way last year.