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Dr Kamal demands judicial probe into Moulvibazar crash

  • Published at 11:58 pm June 24th, 2019
Web_Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain
File photo of Gono Forum President and Jatiya Oikya Front leader Dr Kamal Hossain Mehedi Hasan/Dhaka Tribune

The accident has left four people dead

Gono Forum President Dr Kamal Hossain has demanded a judicial investigation, into Upaban Express train crash in Moulvibazar's Kulaura upazila, to unearth the main reason behind it.

In a statement, Dr Kamal, and his party General Secretary Reza Kibria, on Monday, demanded the government to ensure adequate compensation to the relatives of those killed, and injured, reports UNB.

They said the judicial investigation is necessary for taking necessary steps to avert the recurrence of such accidents.

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The accident took place when six coaches of Dhaka-bound "Upaban Express" starting from Sylhet, veered off the tracks around 11:40pm on Sunday after a culvert over the Barochhara Canal broke down.

The accident has left four people dead, and 200 others injured.

The Gono Forum leaders prayed for salvation of the departed soul of those killed in the train crash, and conveyed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.

They also wished for early recovery of the injured.