Rail links with Khulna partially restored after 11 hours

Rail communication of Khulna with the rest of the country was restored today after an eleven-hour disruption caused by a derailment.

Rail officials said that a compartment of Rajshahi-bound Sagordari Express, including engine, had derailed near to Poradah Rail Station at about 8:00 pm yesterday.

Poradah station master Shariful Islam said the rail communication was restored partially through a down line at about 7:30 am today after a relief train from Ishwardi put the compartment back on the track in an 11-hour frantic effort.

The rail communication of Khulna with Dhaka and North-Bengal will hopefully be restored fully by this noon, the station master added.