• Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Derailment halts Ctg train service for 7hrs

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Derailed wagons are lying scattered on the rail tracks at Faujdarhat in Chittagong suspending the train service with the rest parts of the country since Wednesday morning. Photo: TV grab
Derailed wagons are lying scattered on the rail tracks at Faujdarhat in Chittagong suspending the train service with the rest parts of the country since Wednesday morning. Photo: TV grab

Rail communication of Chittagong with the other parts of the country including Dhaka was restored after seven hours of disruption this morning following derailment of an oil-laden train at Faujdarhat in Chittagong.

An engine and four wagons of the train veered off the tracks around 6:30am due to signal violation by its loco master, reports our Chittagong correspondent quoting Railway East Zone Chief Engineer Abdul Hai.

Wheels of the oil-laden train veer off the tracks. Photo: TV grab
Wheels of the oil-laden train veer off the tracks. Photo: TV grab

The railway authorities have suspended loco master of the train Uttam Kumar Bhattachariya and his assistant Didar Hossain on charge of violating the signal, Manager of the railway Mozammel Haque told The Daily Star.

A four-member committee headed by Hai has been formed to investigate the accident, Mozammel said adding that the body has been asked to submit its report by today.

The train service resumed around 1:30pm after a salvage train removed the derailed wagons and engine from the railway tracks.

Published: 10:33 am Wednesday, July 09, 2014

Last modified: 8:18 pm Wednesday, July 09, 2014

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