Dhaka-Mymensingh rail service restored 26hrs after Gazipur train derailment Dhaka-Mymensingh Rail
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Dhaka-Mymensingh rail service restored 26hrs after Gazipur train derailment

Bangladesh Live News | @banglalivenews | 14 Dec 2023, 02:18 pm

Dhaka, Dec 14: Nearly 26 hours after the derailment of seven coaches of the Mohanganj Express in Bankharia of Gazipur, train service on the Dhaka-Mymensingh-Dhaka route has resumed on Thursday early morning.

A 20-foot stretch of railway track was cut by unidentified miscreants, which caused the derailment at around 4 am. One man was killed and several others were injured in the accident.

Rail communication on the route was fully restored after 6:30 am on Thursday upon completion of the repair work of the damaged railway line in the Bankharia area.

After the incident, trains toward Mymensingh were operated on an alternate route via Tongi.

Station master of Joydebpur Railway Junction, Hanif Ali, said that Bhawal Express train left Mymensingh around 6:38 am.

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A fire service official said miscreants had uprooted the rail tracks with a cutting torch at some point in the night. As soon as the train reached Bankharia’s Chilai Bridge in Gazipur early morning, seven coaches along with the engine got derailed and fell on the low ground next to the railway track.

Following the incident, the fire service recovered a 12-kg gas cylinder from the forest beside the railway tracks.