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POST TIME: 14 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 14 November, 2019 01:32:14 AM
Case filed over B’baria train crash
Staff Reporter, Dhaka

Case filed over B’baria train crash

A case was filed over the collision of two trains in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba upazila, which left 16 people dead. Mandabagh railway station master Zaker Hossain Chowdhury filed the case with Akhaura railway police station on Tuesday night. Akhaura Railway police station officer-in-charge Shyamol Kanti Das confirmed the development. Mandabagh railway Senior Station Master Md Khalilur Rahman Mondol said, “According to railway rules, this case needs to be filed. Hence, we have filed it.”

On Tuesday, the Dhaka-bound Turna Nishitha Express rammed into the Chattogram-bound Udayan Express at Mandabagh Railway Station in Brahmanbaria’s Kasba upazila around 3am. Sixteen people died and 70 others were critically injured in the accident.

Three coaches of Udayan Express went off the track and got mangled, trapping many passengers inside. Nine of them died on the spot and scores of others were injured. Seven seriously wounded passengers died at hospitals in Cumilla and Brahmanbaria.

Around 70 other badly injured passengers are undergoing treatment at the Brahmanbaria Sadar Hospital, Cumilla Medical College Hospital, Dhaka Medical College Hospital, and the National Institute of Traumatology and Orthopaedic Rehabilitation (Pongu Hospital).

Mohammad Shamsuzzaman, additional deputy commissioner of Brahmanbaria, said that all 16 victims have been identified and their bodies handed over to their families on November 12 night by the district administration.

They are: Jaheda Khatun, 30, of Moulvibazar; Mujibur Rahman, 55, and his wife Kulsuma Begum, 40, of Chandpur; Kakoli Akhter, 32, of Haimchar; Amatun Begum, 41, and her daughter  Marium, 4, of Shariatpur; Farzana Akhter, 15, of Uttar Balia of Chandpur; Yeasin Arafat, 12, of Bolla sadar of Habiganj; Sujon Ahmed, 24, of Chunarughat upazila of Tirergaon; Peara Begum, 32, of Ahmedabad; Ripon, 45, of Habiganj sadar; Al Amin, 30, of Baniachong upazila; Adiba, 2, daughter of Sohel Rana of Borobazar; Ali Mohammad Yusuf, 32, of Anwarpur of Habiganj; Chowamoni, 3, of Baniachong and Robi Harijan, 23, of Noakhali Sadar.

Mandabagh railway station master Zakir Hossain Chowdhury said the accident occurred when the driver of Turna Nishita entered the station ignoring the outer and home signals to stay outside the main line and hit the last three bogies of Udayan Express.