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Train derailment in Moulvibazar: Rail communication resumes after 15hrs

At least 50 people were hurt as three compartments of a Sylhet-bound train derailed

Update : 20 May 2023, 10:37 PM

Rail Communication on Sylhet, Dhaka and Chittagong routes resumed this evening after 15 hours of suspension following the train derailment in Lawachara in Moulvibazar early Saturday.

At least 50 people were hurt as three compartments of a Sylhet-bound train derailed in the morning.

The incident took place at around 4:30am at Lawachara National Park in Moulvibazar.

Srimangal Railway station duty station master Md Sakhawat Hossain said: "The accident occurred while the train was crossing Lawachara and it collided with a large tree that leaned on the rail line during a heavy rainstorm at night. The train's engine, a passenger compartment and a food compartment derailed and overturned."

Due to the train accident, rail communication with Sylhet, Dhaka and Chittagong was suspended.

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