Wednesday, 18 May, 2022

Train crashes into bus in N’ganj: Death toll reaches 4

Another man who was injured in train-bus collision at a level-crossing near Narayanganj railway station died at Dhaka Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) on Monday morning, raising the death toll from the accident to four.

The deceased was identified as Mezbah Uddin, 65, a cold storage employee and a resident of Narayanganj port.

The body has been kept at DMCH morgue for an autopsy, said Bacchu Mia, the in-charge of DMCH police outpost.

On Sunday, three people were killed, including a 7-year-old, and at least 20 others injured when the train hit a ‘Ananda Poribahan’ stuck at the level-crossing on Nawab Sirajuddaula Road near Narayanganj railway station.

The injured were first taken to Narayanganj General Hospital. Of them, three were sent to DMCH and six to National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (NITOR) in critical condition for advanced treatment.

Meanwhile, Humayun, a shopkeeper in the area, said the rail gate could not be pulled down due to makeshift shops that have sprung up alongside the level crossing.