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Turna Nishita’s loco master, 2 others suspended

  • Published at 02:39 pm November 12th, 2019
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File Photo: Five separate probe committees were formed to investigate the train accident that occurred near Mondobhag Railway Station in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria, in November 12, 2019 Courtesy of Md Sohag

16 people were killed in the accident

The loco master of Turna Nishita Express and two others have been suspended over Brahmanbaria train accident, which killed 16 people.

Railways Ministry Secretary Mofazzal Hossain confirmed the matter of Tuesday afternoon.

The other two are train’s assistant loco master and a guard of Bangladesh Railway.

However, the secretary was unable to mention the names of the suspended staff.

“The trio will remain suspended till the probe committees submit their report on the accident,” Mofazzal said.

Meanwhile, five separate probe committees were formed to investigate the train accident that occurred when two intercity trains collided head-on in Kasbaupazila of Brahmanbaria in the early hours of Tuesday.

At least 16 people were killed and over 50 injured during the accident which took place at Mondobagh Railway Station in Kasba upazila.

It was reported that the Turna Nishita ignored the outer home signal, which was emitting the red light, and hit Udayan Express while it was changing its track.