Rail link from Dhaka disrupted for five hours

Staff Correspondent | Published: 13:10, Jan 12,2019 | Updated: 14:46, Jan 12,2019

 
 

Railway communications between Dhaka and rest of the country were partially disrupted for more than five hours on Saturday after two passenger trains hit a truck in turns at Moghbazar level crossing in the capital.
No casualties were reported in the accident, railway police officials confirmed New Age.
Yeasin Faruque, Kamalapur Railway police station officer-in-charge, said around 5:00am a truck went out if order at Moghbazar level crossing area and the driver abandoned the vehicle.
An ‘Upaban Express’ on Sylhet-Dhaka route hit the truck at first, pushing it on another track. A few minutes later a Jamalpur-bound ‘Balaka Express’ again hit the truck.
Both of the trains left the spot safely but rail communication between Kamalapur and rest of the country snapped as wreckage of the truck was on the track.
Trains started to run behind schedules. Later, all trains ran using the other track.
Around 10:30am rail communications resumed on both the tracks, said the OC.

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