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President mourns deaths in Brahmanbaria train crash

  • Published at 11:16 am November 12th, 2019
President Abdul Hamid
File photo of President M Abdul Hamid Collected

He urged the authorities to extend their help to the victims of the fatal accident

President Abdul Hamid has expressed profound shock at the loss of lives in a fatal collision of two trains on Dhaka-Chittagong route in Brahmanbaria.

In a message early Tuesday, the president extended deep condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones in the accident, and prayed for the eternal peace of the victims, reports UNB.

He also urged the local administration and public representatives to come forward and extend their help to the victims of the fatal accident.

At least 15 passengers were killed and over 100 others injured in a collision of two trains at Mondobagh in Brahmanbaria at 2:45am Tuesday.

“Chittagong-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita from Chittagong collided near Mondobagh Railway Station around 3:30am,” Brahmanbaria Deputy Commissioner Hayat-ud-Dowla Khan told Dhaka Tribune.