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Probe body formed over Kulaura train accident

  • Published at 10:26 am June 24th, 2019
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Photo shows one of the derailed bogies of Upaban Express train at Baramchal in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila during a rescue operation in the early hours of Monday, June 24, 2019 Courtesy: Asmit Aovi

Four people were killed and scores injured after the intercity train derailed at Baramchal

A four-member probe committee has been formed over the Moulvibazar train accident that killed at least four people and injured around 67.

Confirming the matter on Monday morning, Secretary of Railway Ministry Mofazzel Hossain said: "Railway Chief Mechanical Engineer Md Mizanur Rahman will lead the probe committee."

Photo shows one of the derailed bogies of Upaban Express train at Baramchal in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila on Monday, June 24, 2019 Courtesy: Asmit Aovi  Hoping that the rescue operation will be ended soon, he said the probe body was asked to submit report within three working days.

"Hopefully the committee will be able to identify the cause of this fatal accident," he added.

At least four people have been killed and around 67 injured after an intercity train derailed at Baramchal. 

Four bogies of Dhaka-bound Upaban Express train, coming from Sylhet, veered off the tracks around 11:40pm on Sunday, after a culvert over the Barochhara Canal broke down, according to railway and police officials.


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Following the derailment, rail communication between Sylhet and rest of the country has been snapped.

Confirming the death toll, Moulvibazar Civil Surgeon Dr Shahjahan Kabir said: "Moreover, 67 passengers have been injured. Of them, 20 are in critical condition and undergoing treatment at Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College Hospital."

Photo shows a rescue operation is underway in one of the derailed bogies in early hours of Monday, June 24, 2019 Courtesy: Asmit Aovi