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Tongi train accident leaves one dead

  • Rickshaw puller died on the spot
  • Train movement normal
Update : 12 Feb 2024, 11:58 AM

At least one person was killed on Monday as a Kurigram Express train collided with a garbage truck and it hit a rickshaw in Tongi.

The incident took place at around 4am at the Madhumita Rail Gate adjacent to Tongi Railway Station.

The identity of the victim, who was a rickshaw puller, could not be confirmed yet, said Tongi East police station Sub-Inspector (SI) Biplob Saha.

According to passengers of the train, the garbage truck collided with a rickshaw after it was hit by the train. The rickshaw puller was killed on the spot. 

The garbage truck has been removed from the railway tracks.

Tongi railway police outpost SI Chhoton Sharma said train movement is currently normal and an investigation will take place to identify the cause of the incident. 

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