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Two killed in Kushtia train accident

  • Published at 04:53 pm December 24th, 2019
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Photo of the train that was involved in an accident in Kushtia on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

The incident took place around 10 am at the Katdohochar rail crossing in Kursha union of Mirpur upazila on Tuesday

Two people have been killed in a collision between a train and a soil-laden trolley near an unguarded rail crossing in Kushtia.

The incident took place around 10 am at the Katdohochar rail crossing in Kursha union of Mirpur upazila on Tuesday. 

The deceased, trolley driver Mohibul Islam, 45 and helper Kawsar Ali, 30 ,were from the village of Boshinagar in Chatian union of Mirpur upazila. 

Poradaha Railway Junction station master Shariful Islam  said: The Dhaka -bound Kapotaksha Express collided with the sand-laden trolley, killing the trolley driver and its helper on the spot. The train engine is out of order."

"A relief train is on its way. Train service will return to normal very shortly," he added.