Train services between Dhaka, northern region resume after 30 hrs | The Daily Star
09:53 PM, November 15, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 09:57 PM, November 15, 2019

TRAIN DERAILS IN SIRAJGANJ

Train services between Dhaka, northern region resume after 30 hrs

Rail communications from Dhaka to northern districts and Dhaka to southern districts resumed this evening 30 hours after a passenger train derailed in Ullapara of Sirajganj yesterday.

The rail communications resumed around 7:30pm as the salvage train cleared the line with their 30 hours of efforts, said Abdulla Al Mamun, divisional transportation officer of Bangladesh Railway’s Paksey division.

Three days after the tragic rail accident in Brahmanbaria, a Rangpur-bound passenger train derailed in Ullapara of Sirajganj.

Nine compartments of Rangpur Express, including its engine and power car, derailed at the station around 2:00pm and a fire broke out in three of its compartments.

Rail connection from Dhaka to northern and southern districts were interrupted for an indefinite period as the rail line was massively damaged due to the accident.

At least eight people, including a locomotive driver, were injured and rushed to Ullapara Upazila Health Complex.

Six units of fire fighters from Sirajganj and adjoining areas took part in the rescue operation and brought the fire under control within two hours.

Meanwhile, three probe committees were formed to investigate the accident.

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