5 killed as train hits car in Gazipur

Published: January 8, 2017 Updated: 11:21 pm

Five people, including two children, were killed as a train rammed a private car at Goalbathan rail crossing in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur on Sunday morning.

The deceased were identified as Saki Akter, wife of Ripon, and their daughter Riva, Tahmina Khatun, wife of Bidyut, and their daughter Talha and the private car driver Minhaz.

Officer-in-charge of Kaliakoir Police Station Motaleb Miah said the Kolkata-bound ‘Moitree Express’ train crashed against the private car around 9:15am when it was passing the level crossing, leaving its driver and four passengers dead on the spot.

Informed, police rushed there and started a rescue operation.

Five trains, including Dhumketu Express, remained stuck at different railway stations and the schedule of various trains on Dhaka-Rajshahi route collapsed following the accident that caused immense sufferings to passengers.

The train communications between Dhaka and the northern parts of the country resumed around 2:30 pm after five hours of disruption, said Md Sohrab Hossain, station master of Joydebpur Railway Junction.

Regional Desk (UNB)