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Tragic !

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 November, 2019 12:00 AM
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Tragic !
People crowd the site of a train accident that took place in Brahmanbaria district early Tuesday. Two trains collided head-on near Mondobhag Railway Station in Kasba upazila of the district, leaving at least 16 passengers dead and 50 others injured. – SUN PHOTO

A woman who was killed in the Brahmanbaria train accident early on Tuesday was returning to Chattogram after burying her husband, who was killed in another accident in Moulvibazar.

Three children and the mother of the ill-fated woman, Jahera Khatun, 48, also sustained injuries in the train accident.

Her husband Md Muslim, 50, was killed in an accident at a ship-breaking yard in Sreemangal on Thursday. Being heard, the grief-stricken family went to

Sreemangal, which is their ancestral area, from Chattogram and buried him.

 On Monday night, the family was returning to Chattogram by the Udayan Express.

 When they reached Brahmanbaria’s Koshba, Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express crashed into it, leaving, Jahera Khatun dead on the spot.

 Four other family members including Muslim’s 18-year-old son Md Emon, were injured in the accident while one remained unharmed.

 Md Emon is now undergoing treatment at the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Nitor) in Dhaka with fractures in his waist and hands.

 Emon’s elder sister Shahida Akhter Shumi, 23, an honours second year student, and grandmother Suraiya Khatun, 70, suffered several fractures and were admitted to the hospital.

 His seven-year-old sister Sajeda Akhter Mim sustained minor injuries and was receiving treatment at Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital while elder brother Md Sumon, who was in a different compartment and was unharmed, was attending Mim at the hospital, Emon said.

 “We were returning to home in Chattogram after burying my father beside the graves of my grandfather and grandmother.” Emon said, adding that everyone except his elder brother were travelling in the compartment “Jha”, which was hit by the Turna Nishita. Md Sumon was in Compartment “Dha”.

 Around 3:00 am, Emon felt a sudden and severe jolt followed by immense pain in his entire body. Then he felt something heavy on his body.

 As he tried to move the heavy object over him, he noticed his elder sister lying on the floor of the train and crying for help, said Emon, an HSC first-year student of Chattogram Bhatiali Bijoyshoroni College.

 Although he was able to move the heavy object from over him, he couldn’t get up. A while later, some people came and tried to help him, but he still couldn’t move.

 Later, his brother, an owner of an electronics-repairing store in Chattogram, appeared at the scene. With the help of others, brother Sumon rescued him and others of the family. But their mother Jahera, was found dead, Emon said, in tears.