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Man killed, 3 of his family members hurt as train hits auto-rickshaw

Published : Wednesday, 30 December, 2020 at 12:16 PM  Count : 298

Man killed, 3 of his family members hurt as train hits auto-rickshaw

Man killed, 3 of his family members hurt as train hits auto-rickshaw


A passenger of a CNG-run auto-rickshaw was killed and three of his family members were injured when a freight train hit the vehicle at Shasangachha rail crossing in Cumilla on Wednesday morning.

The deceased was identified as the Farid Munsi, 70, a resident of Gazaria village in Debidwar upazila of the district.

Injured Farid’s wife Peyara Begum, 55, daughter Akhi Akter, 16, and nephew auto-rickshaw driver Rakibul, 30, were admitted to Cumilla Medical College Hospital.

Locals said the Dhaka-bound train coming from Chattogram hit the auto-rickshaw in the rail crossing near Cumilla Railway Station around 6:45 am, leaving the four injured, said Railway police outpost on-duty officer Md Ismail Hossain Siraji.

Farid was declared dead after taking to the hospital.

It was learnt that Farid Munsi was going to the hospital from Debidwar to visit a doctor and also for some medical test.

ALM/TF



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