Collision halts Dhaka-Ctg train communication

Kalerkantho Online   

13 January, 2018 12:24 PM

Collision halts Dhaka-Ctg train  communication

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The rail communications of Chittagong with Dhaka remained cut off following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Panusua in Sadar upazila.

The accident took place around 9:30am on Saturday when the sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing, said Shafiqur Rahman, the station master of Comilla Railway Station, according to UNB report.

Following the collision, the wheels of the train veered off the rail track, said the station master.
A Dhaka-bound train, 'Subarna Express', got stranded at Comilla Rail Station following the derailment.

A relief train from Akhaura was on its way to the spot to salvage the Demu train, he added.