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16 November, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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2 youths’ quick action helps avert another train accident
UNB, Cumilla

Another fatal train crash could have hit Friday’s headlines, but the lucky passengers of ‘Chattola Express’ were saved as two young men, seeing a  truck struck at Murapara level crossing, took the red flag from the gateman and ran half a mile to Rasulpur station in Burichang upazila to stop the train. With their quick action the direction accident was averted and dozens of lives saved from another train crash.

Tipu, a gateman of Murapara level crossing, said a sand-laden truck overturned on the level-crossing around 5:30 pm while crossing the track.

Later, two auto-rickshaw drivers Sumon, 17, and Sujon, 18, brought the matter to the notice of the gateman. The gateman came to know that Chattogram-bound ‘Chattola Express’ train from Dhaka

already left station. Receiving the information from the gateman, Sumon and Sujon along with the gatemen went to Gumti Bridge area, half a kilometer off the level-crossing, and signalled the train to stop by hoisting a red flag.

At one stage, the loco master of the train stopped the train using the emergency break when it was only 100 yards off Murapara rail track, creating panic among its passengers.

Assistant station master of Cumilla Railway Station Rafatul Islam said the train movement on the route had remained suspended for about one and half hours while two trains — Mahanagar Godhuli and ‘Subarana Express’ got stuck at Rasulpur Railway Station.

Anwarul Haque, officer-in-charge of Kotwali Model Police Station, said the train movement resumed after the truck was removed from the rail track.

 No case was filed in this connection, said the OC.

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