Rail communication of Dhaka with northern and southern districts of the country was snapped after eight bogies of the Rangpur Express veered off the tracks at Ullapara upazila in Sirajganj on Thursday afternoon.
Of the eight compartments, five caught fire.Confirming this to media, deputy assistant director of Sirajganj Fire Service and Civil Defense Abdul Hamim said, “Several units of the fire service reached the spot to conduct rescue operation and brought the fire under control.”
The accident took place near Ullapara Railway Station around 2:00pm today, he said.
No casualty has been reported till the filing of the report at 2:50 pm.
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