Train-truck collision

Rail services resume after eight hours

Monday, 23 November 2020

JASHORE, Nov 22 (UNB): Rail communications between Khulna and other parts of the country resumed on Sunday after being cut off for eight hours following an accident.
Asit Kumar Biswas, a railway official, said train services resumed around 4:00am after a rescue train removed the damaged vehicle from the rail track.
Earlier, on Saturday, trucker Akbar Ali was killed, and his assistant was injured as a train hit his vehicle at Murli railway crossing of Khulna-Benapole highway.
The accident happened as the coal-laden truck did not slow down near the rail track, ignoring the railway crossing sign at 8:00 pm, said the gateman.
A relief train from Khulna reached the spot around midnight on Saturday to remove the vehicle from the rail track and restore rail communications.