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Dhaka-Ctg train services resume

Published : Saturday, 13 January, 2018 at 6:02 PM Count : 186

The train services on Dhaka-Chittagong and Chittagong-Sylhet routes have resumed after six hours of disruption following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Banasua in Sadar upazila of Comilla district on Saturday,


Train services resumed around 3:10 pm after recovery operations were complete, said citing Comilla Rail Station Deputy Assistant Director Liakat Ali Mazumdar.


According to UNB reports, the accident took place around 8:45am when the sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing.


Following the collision, the wheels of the train veered off the rail tracks, he said.


Three Dhaka-bound trains, including 'Subarna Express', got stranded at Comilla Railway Station following the derailment.


However, the train communications on Chittagong-Dhaka and Chittagong-Sylhet routes resumed around 2:45pm after a relief train from Akhaura rushed to the spot and salvaged the Demu train, the station master added.






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