POLITICS

Canadian student, 22, struck and killed by train in Bangladesh: report

01/13/2013 09:39 EST | Updated 03/15/2013 05:12 EDT
DHAKA, Bangladesh - A newspaper in Bangladesh says a Canadian student was struck and killed by a train Saturday in Dhaka.

The Daily Star reports the victim's uncle identified her as Mungerina Arabin Jerin, 22, a student at the Medical College for Women and Hospital in the suburb of Uttara.

Foreign Affairs confirms a Canadian died in the country and says Canadian consular officials are working with local authorities to gather details on the death.

Abu Bakar Siddique told the newspaper his niece came to the South Asian country last year while her Bangladeshi family remained in Canada.

He said Jerin was taking a walk with a friend near the Cantonment railway station when she was struck around 6:30 p.m. local time.

She was pronounced dead in hospital.

Police say they are speaking to the friend in order to find out exactly what happened.