Published:  09:03 AM, 12 November 2019 Last Update: 12:38 PM, 12 November 2019

Fatal train collision in Brahmanbaria; 16 dead, over 100 injured

Fatal train collision in Brahmanbaria; 16 dead, over 100 injured


At least 16 passengers were killed and over 100 others injured in a fatal collision of two trains on Dhaka-Chattogram route in Mandbagh area here early Tuesday.
 
The deadly collision between Dhaka-bound Turnanishita from Chattogram and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet took place around 3am, said Deputy Commissioner Hayat-Ud-Dowllah Khan, who visited the spot right after the crash.

The injured were taken to hospitals in Kosba, Akhaura and Zila Sadar.

Visiting the spot, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan announced compensation of Tk 1 lakh for the families of each deceased while district administration also declared Tk 25,000 for the families of the deceased.
 
Police Super Md Anisur Rahman also visited the spot.
 
 Bangladesh Railway authorities have formed two separate probe bodies while Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner formed another probe body to investigate the deadly incident.

The train services between Dhaka and Chattogram remain snapped following the accident. Police Super Md Anisur Rahman also visited the spot.

Bangladesh Railway authorities have formed two separate probe bodies while Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner formed another probe body to investigate the deadly incident.

Meanwhile, President Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, in separate messages, expressed profound shock at the deaths in the fatal collision.

Both of them extended deep condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the accident and prayed for the eternal peace of the victims.

Prime Minister asked the local administration and public representatives to extend all-out support to the victims of Brahmanbaria train crash.

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