Saturday, 18 September, 2021

Derailment snaps Dhaka-Chattogram rail link

Rail communication between Dhaka and Chattogram remained suspended for eight hours as a bogie  of a train derailed on a level crossing near Paduar Bazar Biswa Road rail overpass in Cumilla early Sunday.

Ismail Hossain Siraji, in-charge of Cumilla Railway Police camp, said a bogie of the Chattogram-bound train veered off the tracks around 2 am after collision with a mini truck while it was passing the level crossing, disrupting the rail communication on the route.

However, no causality was reported.

Liakat Ali Majumdar, assistant engineer of Cumilla Railway Division, said the rest of the bogies were sent to Cumilla Railway Station and Laksham Junction.

A relief train from Laksham Junction rushed to the spot and conducted salvage operation.

A number of trains have been stranded at different stations following the incident.

Meanwhile, the railway authorities have formed a 4-member body, headed by Snehashish Das Gupta, Transport officer of Chattogram East Railway Division, to probe the incident.

The committee has been asked to submit its report within Sunday (today).