Train accident kills husband and wife in Comilla
Dhaka, December 30: A freight train accident in Comilla killed a man and his wife.
Two others injured in the accident have been admitted to a Dhaka hospital in critical condition. Among them, Ankhi Akhter, daughter of the deceased couple, has been kept in ICU. Their home is in Gazaria village of Debidwar upazila of the district.
The deceased were identified as Farid Munshi, 50, and his wife Peyara Begum, 45. The injured have been identified as Ankhi Akhter, 16, daughter of the deceased couple and their niece CNG driver Rakibul, 25.
Khorshed Alam, chairman of Gunaighar North Union in Debidwar Upazila, said the bodies of the two victims had been brought to their village home.
Earlier, the accident took place at Shasnagachha Railway Level Crossing in Comilla around 6:45 am on Wednesday.
According to GRP police, a freight train from Chittagong to Dhaka was crossing the Shasnagachha railway level crossing. The accident took place when a CNG-powered autorickshaw was crossing the road. Locals rescued four people, including the CNG driver, and admitted them to Comilla Medical College Hospital in critical condition. After taking Farid Munshi to the hospital, the doctor on duty declared him dead.
Abu Taher Munshi, the elder brother of Farid Munshi, who was killed at noon, said his younger brother Farid Munshi was ill. In the morning he came to Comilla town with his wife and daughter to see a doctor and my brother died in an accident. Later, his brother's wife died on the way to Dhaka with his wife, daughter and nephew in critical condition. The other two have been admitted to a private hospital in Dhaka. Among them, Ankhi Akhtar has been kept in ICU.
Comilla Railway Police Outpost in-charge SI Md. Ismail Hossain Siraji said the on-duty doctor declared Farid Munshi dead when the four injured were taken to Comilla Medical College Hospital with the help of locals. Later I came to know that Farid Munshi's wife also died on the way to Dhaka. There was no interruption in the movement of the train in this accident.