Thursday, 9 February, 2023

1 killed, 27 hurt as train hits bus in Sirajganj

1 killed, 27 hurt as train hits bus in Sirajganj

A man was killed and 27 people  were injured when a train hit a bus on a level crossing near Shaheed Mansur Ali Station in Sadar upazila of Sirajganj district.

The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately.

Harun-or-Rashid, officer-in-charge of Sirajganj Bazar Railway Police Station, said the Rajshahi-bound inter-city train ‘Padma Express’ from Dhaka hit the Dhaka-bound bus from Thakurgaon while it was passing the level crossing at Kaddar intersection, leaving one killed on the spot and 27 others injured.

The accident occurred when the bus tried to pass the level crossing hurriedly amid dense fog. The gateman was found absent.

Rail communication of Dhaka with northern parts of the country has been suspended as the engine of the train went out of order after the accident.

The injured were taken to Sirajganj 250-bed Bangamata Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib General Hospital.