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Stones thrown at train: Child among 3 injured in Comilla

  • Published at 12:10 pm October 16th, 2021
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File photo of a moving train Dhaka Tribune

Over 100 such incidents reported in the last nine months

An 8-year-old girl and two others were injured when stones were thrown at a moving train in Comilla late on Friday.

Police said that the Noakhali-bound Upakul Express from Dhaka was stoned around 8.30pm near the Banasua Bridge in the district’s Adarsha Sadar upazila.

Photo shows the Upakul Express window damaged by stoning, an incident that left three passengers injured on Friday, October 15, 2021 Dhaka Tribune

An investigation has been launched into the matter, said OC Md Jasim Uddin of the railway police station in Comilla’s Laksham.


Also read - Minister: 110 train stoning incidents recorded in nine months


More than 100 incidents of stoning moving trains have been reported in the last nine months till September this year, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan told the media earlier this month.

"Twenty-nine people suffered injuries while 103 window panes of different train bogies were damaged," he told a press briefing.

The railway authorities have already identified where these incidents occur frequently, according to the minister.


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