Fuel spills after train derailed in Sylhet

6 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Fuel spills after train derailed in Sylhet

Local people collect oil after derailment of an oil-laden train at Gutigaon in Fenchuganj upazila of Sylhet district on Friday. sun photo

SYLHET: Train services between Sylhet and other parts of the country were disrupted on Friday, after a goods train carrying wagons of fuel derailed in the Maijgaon area of Fenchuganj upazila, reports UNB.

Seven bogies of the freight train veered off the tracks around 12:00am, halting rail services on Sylhet-Dhaka and Sylhet-Chattogram routes, said officer-in-charge (OC) of Fenchuganj Police Station Md Shafayat Hossain.

The derailment spilled fuel triggering panic in the area. “Residents have already been evacuated from their homes,” the OC said.

The derailment also halted the movement of a Dhaka-bound inter-city train, Upaban Express, at Mogla Bazar Railway Station, he added.