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Sylhet’s rail link restored after six hrs

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 13 July, 2022 12:00 AM
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Railway communication between Dhaka and Sylhet, and Sylhet and Chattogram has been restored after six and a half hours as the compartment of an oil tanker train derailed at Bijoynagar Upazila of Brahmanbaria on Tuesday.

The compartment derailed at Mukundapur area of the upazila at around 11:00 am.

Mukundapur Railway Station Master Saiful Islam said the railway sleepers had been broken. Railway communications on this route was restored after setting up the sleepers.

Akhaura Railway Police Station Officer-in-charge Mazharul Karim said the Sylhet-bound oil tanker train from Chattogram crossed Azampur Railway Station in Akhaura upazila at around 10:30 am.

The compartment of the train derailed when it reached Mukundapur area of Bijoynagar upazila resulting in suspension of railway communications between Dhaka and Sylhet, and Sylhet and Chattogram, he added.

Mazharul Karim said a rescue train from Akhaura railway junction reached the spot and retrieved the compartment.