Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has stressed the need for making the railway staff better prepared and alert to prevent train accidents, particularly during winter.
The Prime Minister gave an introductory speech at the 34th meeting of the board of governors of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) at the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Tuesday.
The premier simultaneously stressed the need for giving proper training to the rail staff and drivers to put an end to the train mishaps.
In this regard, she said, “I don’t know exactly why we see rail mishaps occurring with coming the winter season not only in Bangladesh and but also throughout the world.”
Describing the Brahmanbaria train mishap as very tragic, the premier said, “We had been able to protect ourselves from the natural disaster like Bulbul. But unfortunately the train mishap has occurred.”
She prayed for salvation of the departed souls killed in the train accident and for early recovery of the injured people.
At least 16 people were killed and scores injured as two intercity trains collided in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria early Tuesday.