Sylhet’s rail link with rest of the country resume

Staff Correspondent . Sylhet | Published: 00:37, Jul 20,2019


Sylhet’s rail link with rest of the country was disrupted for more than two hours on Friday after derailment of a compartment of an intercity train at Kulaura in Moulvibazar.

Local residents said that a compartment of the Dhaka-bound Jayantika Express coming from Sylhet derailed near the outer signal pole of Kulaura junction at around 11:45am, suspending the rail link between Sylhet and Dhaka and Chittagong.

‘Five people were injured while they were trying to get off the derailed bogey,’ a train passenger Shafiul Islam said New Age adding that a span of around 150 meter rail track was also damaged in the accident.

Kulaura railway station master Mohib Uddin confirmed New Age of the train derailment and said that Sylhet-bound Parabat Express coming from Dhaka and Chattagram-bound Paharika Express coming Sylhet also had to remain stranded at Kulaur junction after the accident.

He said the Dhaka-bound Jayantika Express left Kulaura at around 2:00pm after mending the damaged rail track and removing the derailed compartment from the track and then the train movement on Sylhet-Dhaka and Sylhet-Chattagram routes became normal.  

Earlier on June 23, a fatal train derailment had taken place when Dhaka-bound intercity train Upaban Express crossing the Barchhara Bridge near Baramchal station in the Kulaura, leaving four including three women dead and over 100 others injured.

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