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Kamalapur Railway Station

Six killed as lorry collides with train

Six killed as lorry collides with train

Defying signals, a lorry drove onto the rail tracks and collided with a passenger train inside Kamalapur Railway Station's container depot yesterday, leaving at least six people killed and 15 others injured. Two died on the spot and four, including a woman, at Dhaka Medical College Hospital. All were passengers of the train, coming...

6 killed as cargo truck hits train at Dhaka container terminal

6 killed as cargo truck hits train at Dhaka container terminal

At least six people including a woman were killed and 24 injured as a freight lorry rammed a train at Inland Container Terminal of Kamalapur Railway Station in Dhaka this afternoon. Death toll may rise Railway minister apologises Probe committee formed Two died on the spot while the four others succumbed to their injuries at Dhaka Medical...

'Sorry,' says railway minister

'Sorry,' says railway minister

Railway Minister Mujibul Haque apologised for the loss of lives in the collision between a freight truck and a train at Kamalapur Railway Station today. “We are sorry,” he told reporters while briefing the media after visiting the spot. “Accident is accident. We do not desire to witness this type of incidents. This incident was...

People crowd trains, launches

People crowd trains, launches

People in large numbers thronged the railway station, bus and launch terminals in the capital yesterday in a frenzy to reach home and celebrate Eid and puja holidays with their families outside Dhaka. All trains and launches leaving Dhaka were packed like sardines but buses were less crowded. Even the roofs of trains and...

Advance train ticket sale begins

Advance train ticket sale begins

The sale of advance train tickets ahead of Eid-ul-Azha began yesterday. This correspondent visited Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital where many alleged that they did not get the tickets for the seats they had desired even after standing in long queues for hours. “Although I have been standing in the queue since 6:00am for...

1.5kg gold seized at Kamalapur rail station

1.5kg gold seized at Kamalapur rail station

Railway Police arrested a man along with 12 gold bars weighing 1.5 kilograms in the capital's Kamalapur Railway Station today. Jahangir Hossain of Fatiksari in Chittagong arrived at the station from Chittagong on Subarna Express train around 3:00pm. On information, police conducted a raid and captured him form a compartment of the train, said...

5.75kh gold seized in capital

5.75kh gold seized in capital

Lawmen today arrested one person and seized 5.75 kilogram of gold worth around Tk 2.85 crore at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport and Kamalapur Railway Station in the capital. Customs officials recovered 4.5 kilogram of gold from an unclaimed trolley bag at the airport. An unknown passenger of a Fly Dubai flight from Dubai around 12:10pm...

2 held with 64 gold bars in Shahjalal, Kamalapur

2 held with 64 gold bars in Shahjalal, Kamalapur

Customs Intelligence officials seized around 7.3 kilogrammes of gold worth about Tk 3.65 crore and detained a man in this connection at Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport in Dhaka this morning. The detainee Al Amin boarded a flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines No. BG 087 which landed the airport from Malaysia around 6:00am, Moinul Khan,...

Eid joy all around

Eid joy all around

After a month of fasting, people in their thousands were trying to get transport home from the capital on the last working day yesterday ahead of the Eid holidays. If the new moon is sighted today, Eid will be celebrated tomorrow (Tuesday). If not, it will be celebrated the day after. People thronged Kamalapur Railway...

Hurdles to sweet home

Hurdles to sweet home

"The journey home is never too long Your heart arrives before the train…" No matter whether or not they have been inspired by this song, hearts of many of the city dwellers have already reached where they grew up or their dear ones still live -- their homes. The biggest Muslim festival, Eid-ul-Fitr, is knocking at...

  
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