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Train derailment snaps Dhaka’s rail link with northern regions

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Published: 15:00, 24 February 2024   Update: 15:26, 24 February 2024
Train derailment snaps Dhaka’s rail link with northern regions

A compartment of a Rangpur-bound freight train derailed on Saturday (February 24) at Parbatipur upazila in Dinajpur district, causing a halt to the rail link between Dhaka and the northern regions of Bangladesh.

The incident took place at Gulpara area of Parbatipur-Rangpur railway around 7:45am.

Rezaul Karim, station master of Parbatipur Railway Station, said that the freight train was heading towards Rangpur with 31 compartments full of wheat. When it reached Gulpara area around 7:45 am, the cargo compartment close to the engine abruptly derailed from the tracks. 

Rail service between the northern regions of Bangladesh and Dhaka is therefore cut off, he said.

On information, a tool van arrived at the spot and started the salvage work, he added.

Rail service will be restored once the rescue work completes, the station master said.

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