Bangladesh: Maitree Express hits ministruck, 3 killed

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Bangladesh: Maitree Express hits ministruck, 3 killed

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Apr 2019, 04:23 pm

Dhaka, Apr 14 (IBNS): At least three people were killed as the Dhaka-bound international passenger train Maitree Express rammed a mini-truck in Bangladesh's Sirajganj area on Saturday, media reports said on Sunday.

Mini-truck driver Surja Pramanik, 45, of Borokura village died on the spot, Sub-Inspector Shafiqul Islam of Kamarkhand police told The Daily Star newspaper.

Cattle trader Rafiqul Islam, 42, of Pakuria village was declared dead after he was taken to the upazila health complex and his fellow trader Minhaj alias Nihar, 25, of the same village died while undergoing treatment, read the newspaper.

The accident occurred around 1:30pm when the train coming from Kolkata hit the mini-truck in Koyelgati area when the truck carrying three traders and five animals was crossing the railway track, the police official told the Bangladesh-based newspaper.

Divisional Railway Manager Nazmul Islam said the mishap occurred on a level crossing which was 'unauthorised'.

“Nobody consulted with the railway authorities before constructing the level crossing,” he told The Daily Star.

A four-member probe committee headed by a transportation inspector would investigate the collision and installation of the level crossing without their approval, he told the newspaper.

Bangladesh: Maitree Express hits ministruck, 3 killed

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