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Rail services resume after 7 hours

  • Published at 01:37 pm November 12th, 2019
Brahmanbaria train DT
First responders conducting rescue operation at the scene of the accident near Mondobhag Railway Station in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria, in November 12, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

Three separate probe committees -- from Railways Ministry, Bangladesh Railway and Brahmanbaria district administration -- have been formed to investigate the mishap

Rail communications from Dhaka to Chittagong and Sylhet has resumed after being suspended for seven hours due to a head-on collision between two trains in Kasba upazila in Brahmanbaria.

Rail services went back to normal around 10:25am on Tuesday morning.

Brahmanbaria Additional Deputy Commissioners Mohammed Shamsuzzaman confirmed the matter to Dhaka Tribune.

At least 16 people were killed and over 50 injured when Chittagong-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita collided head-on near Mondobhag Railway Station around 3:30am on early hours of Tuesday.