Two killed as train hits microbus in Comilla

Published: October 17, 2017 14:08:00 | Updated: October 25, 2017 02:04:05


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Two people were killed and another was injured as a Sylhet-bound Paharika Express train hit a microbus in Jailkhanabari area under Bijoypur union of Comilla Sadar Dakkhin (South) upazila of Comilla on Tuesday noon.

One of the deceased was identified as Abu Taher (55), of Sahapur of Comilla Sadar, a news agency reported.

The accident took place in the area around 12:00 pm when Sylhet-bound Paharika Express train hit a microbus of Sentry Security Services while it was crossing the unauthorised rail gate of the rail track, leaving Abu Taher, one of the passengers of microbus, dead on the spot and two others critically injured, said Nazrul Islam, the officer-in-charge of Sadar Dakkhin Police Station.

Another injured succumbed to his injuries on his way to Comilla Medical College and Hospital.

The condition of the injured, who is undergoing treatment at the hospital, is critical, the OC added.

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