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Teenager saves train from derailment in Joypurhat

News Desk || risingbd.com

Published: 21:59, 27 December 2020   Update: 22:06, 27 December 2020

A local boy named Sajid Hossain has saved thousands of lives from a potentially horrific train accident in Panchbibi upazila of Joypurhat.

According to locals, around 1:00pm on Sunday (December 27), mother of the boy noticed that a portion of the railway track near Khasbaguri area was broken.

Later, following the direction of Sahida Begum, mother of the teenage boy wave a red flag and stopped the Dhaka-bound train.

The tenth-grader said, “I had waved a red t-shirt to signal the train driver. Fortunately, the driver noticed the signal in time and was able to stop the train in time to prevent a disaster.”

Raihan Hossain, a worker of rail-line said, “After getting direction from office, we rushed to the spot and repaired the railway track. The route became normal after a one hour break.”

Confirming the matter, Joypurhat Railway Master Habibur Rahman said that the train was saved from a serious disaster.

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