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Dhaka’s rail link with northern districts restored after 5 hrs

Dhaka’s rail link with northern districts restored after 5 hrs

Rail communications between Dhaka and northern districts were restored Saturday morning after five hours of suspension following derailment of a bogie of a train in Joypurhat, reports UNB.

A bogie of Dhaka-bound ‘Ekota Express’ train from Joypurhat veered off the tracks at Tilakpur railway station in Akkelpur upazila around 5am on Saturday, halting rail communications between the capital and the northern Bangladesh, said station master Tofazzal Hossain.

The rail communications resumed around 10:45 am after a relief train from Ishwardi removed the bogies from the track.

Dhaka-bound ‘Nilsagar Express’, Panchagarh-bound ‘Drutojan Express’ and Chilahati-bound ‘Simanto Express’ got stranded at Akkelpur and Santahar railway stations respectively following the derailment.