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Ex-DU prof dies as train rams car at unmanned level crossing in Gazipur

  • Published at 02:00 pm October 2nd, 2021
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The Chittagong-bound Suborno Express rammed the car off the rail tracks and into a ditch from the unmanned level crossing in Nalchhata under Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur on Friday Dhaka Tribune

The former DU professor and his wife were heading towards Dhaka’s Mirpur in their private car from Tangail district when the accident occurred

A retired Dhaka University professor was killed while his wife and driver were injured when a train hit their car at an unmanned level crossing in Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur on Friday.

The deceased was identified as Abdur Rahim Khan, 72, a resident of NAM Garden Officers Quarters in Mirpur.

The accident occurred around 6pm when the car in which the three were travelling fell into a roadside ditch after being hit by the Chattogram-bound Suborno Express in the Nalchata area.

The impact of the collision was such that Abdur died on the spot. 

His wife Diljuara Khanam (63) and their driver Soleman Mia, 32, of Barisal district, sustained injuries and were rushed to Kaliganj Upazila Health Complex, from where they were shifted to Dhaka for better treatment, said Imaedul Jahedi, sub-inspector of Narsingdi railway police outpost.

The former DU professor and his wife were heading towards Dhaka’s Mirpur in their private car from Tangail district when the accident occurred.

His body has been sent to Narsingdi General Hospital morgue for an autopsy, the police officer said.

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