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Derailment halts Dhaka’s rail link with north, south

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Rail communications of Dhaka with the northern and southern districts remains suspended after intercity train Rangpur Express derailed in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday afternoon.  

Rail communications of Dhaka with the northern and southern districts remains suspended after intercity train Rangpur Express derailed in Ullapara upazila of Sirajganj on Thursday afternoon.  

Five compartments of the Rangpur-bound train from Dhaka veered off the track near Ullapara Railway Station around 2:00pm, said Abdullah Al Mamum, Pakshey divisional transportation office.

No casualty was reported till 2:45pm when the report was filed.

The engine might catch fire following the derailment as local people have witnessed plume of smoke on the spot, the correspondent reports.

Office in-charge of Ullapara Police Station Kawshik Ahmed confirmed the fire caused by the derailment but he did not give any detail in this regard.

 

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