Train crushes two in two districts
Two persons were crushed under train in two districts- Gazipur and Jamalpur, on Friday.
SREEPUR, GAZIPUR: A woman hawker was crushed under a train at Kawraid Rail Station in Sreepur Upazila of the district on Friday.
Deceased Somola Akhter, 65, was the wife of Sekandar of Kawraid Village in the upazila. She used to sell drinking water among tarin passengers.
Quoting eyewitnesses, Member of No. 3 Ward under Kawraid Union Parishad Abdus Samad said, the woman was selling water in the station platform when she unconsciously went under the train and was crushed under it, leaving her dead on the spot.
JAMALPUR: A youth was crushed under a speeding train in Bagabaid area of the district town on Friday noon.
The deceased was identified as Md Ripon, 35, son of a newspaper agent Md Zabed Ali of the area.
Railway Police said Ripon was talking in his mobile phone while walking beside the railway track. At that time an intercity train Teesta heading to Dewanganj from Jamalpur hit him, leaving him seriously injured.
Later, he died at Jamalpur General Hospital.