Train-truck collision disrupts rail link in Dhaka

Staff Correspondent | Published: 01:53, Jan 13,2019

 
 

Railway communications between Dhaka and the rest of the country were partially disrupted for more than five hours on Saturday after two passenger trains hit a truck one after another at Moghbazar level crossing area in the capital.
No casualties were reported in the accident, railway police officials confirmed New Age.
Kamalapur Railway police station officer-in-charge Yeasin Faruque said around 5:00am a truck broke down at Moghbazar level crossing area and fearing imminent danger the driver abandoned the vehicle which was standing on a track.
The first collision occurred when Upaban Express of Sylhet-Dhaka route hit the truck on its way, pushing the vehicle to the next track.
Few minutes later the Jamalpur-bound Balaka Express, which was approaching from Kamalapur, hit the truck for the second time.
Though trains that hit the truck went their respective ways unscathed, rail communication between Kamalapur and the rest of the country was disrupted as the wreckage of the truck still lay on one of the tracks.
Most trains ran behind schedules since only one track was in use until the debris was cleared at 10:30am, when rail communications resumed on both tracks, according to the OC. Passengers at different stations, especially in Dhaka, remained stranded as trains ran behind schedule.

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