Railways Minister Advocate Md Nurul Islam Sujon said the families of each of the dead victims will be given Tk 1 lakh as compensation from the railway ministry and Tk 25,000 from the district administration. Besides, the injured will get Tk 10,000 from the ministry, the Minister added.
The Railways Minister made the announcement at 11:00 pm on Tuesday after visiting the accident site. Secretary of Ministry of Railway Md Mofazzal Hossain, Director General (DG) of Bangladesh Railway (BR) Md Shamsuzzaman and Senior officials of the ministry were present at the time.
Shariful Alam, senior information officer of railways ministry, confirmed the information. The Railway Minister is also in touch with the concerned over the treatment of the injured, said Shariful Alam.
Meanwhile, the railway minister expressed profound shock and sorrow at the tragic death in Brahmanbaria train mishap that killed at least 16 people and injured many others.
In a condolence message, the minister prayed for eternal peace of the departed souls and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members.