Published:  05:56 PM, 09 August 2019

Dhaka’s rail links with north, south snapped

Dhaka’s rail links with north, south snapped


The capital’s rail communications with the northern and southern districts remained suspended since Friday noon after the derailment of Khulna-bound Sundarban Express at the eastern side of Bangabandhu Bridge.

Masum Ali Khan, station master of Bangabandhu Bridge’s eastern part, said two wheels of the Sundarban Express derailed around 1:30pm.

A salvage train is coming from Dhaka, he said, adding that it would take a while to restore the communication.

The accident left Rajshahi-bound Dhumketu Express stuck on the eastern side of the bridge.

Harunor Mazumder, officer-in-charge, Sirajganj Railway Police (GRP), said Dhaka-bound Silk City Express was also stranded on the western side of the bridge.

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