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Bhairab train collision: 15 bodies handed over to families

  • Two men unidentified 
  • 70 injured receiving treatment in Bhairab, Dhaka
Update : 24 Oct 2023, 03:12 PM

At least 15 bodies, out of 17, of the people who died in Monday’s train collision in Kishoreganj’s Bhairab have been handed over to the families. 

Pictures of the victims were shown on a big screen in front of the Bhairab Upazila Health Complex to make it easier for the families to identify the victims. 

Inspector Sajjad Hossain of the Kishoreganj Police Bureau of Investigation (PBI) said they could not match the fingerprints of two men yet. 

“Once the bodies are identified, they will be handed over to the families through the district administration and police,” said the PBI official. 

Thirteen of the identified victims are Humayun Kabir, 57, Sabuj Chandra Shil, 50, Afzal Hossain, 24, Rabbi Mia, 14, Mizan Uddin Sarker, 65, Fatema Begum, 30, Ismail, 8, Sajib, 11, AKM Jalal Uddin Ahmed, 36, Golap Mina, 34, Saymon Mia, 23, Rasel Mia, 14, and Hosna Akter, 23. 

Bhairab Upazila Health Complex Dr Imran Hossain said 70 injured people were brought in, and many of them have been sent to Dhaka for better treatment.

The rescue operation of the Bhairab train collision was completed after 15 hours on Tuesday.

It was possible to remove the coaches from the two lines at 4:20am, and the line was fully ready for train movement at 6:30am.

However, it is expected that it may take more than a day for the services to return to normal.

On Monday evening, at least 17 people were killed and dozens were injured when a cargo train rammed into two bogies of a passenger train at Bhairab Rail Station in Kishoreganj.

The accident took place at 3:50pm when the cargo train hit the Dhaka-bound Egarosindhur Godhuli Express, which was coming from Kishoreganj. 

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