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Rajshahi railway cancels morning train schedule

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The rail lines need to be repaired also as the railway tracks were badly damaged following the derailment, he further said.

 

Rajshahi railway authorities has cancelled the schedule of all trains this morning due to the derailment of an oil carrying train in Charghat upazila on Wednesday.

Till this morning, the rescue team managed to recover only three of the tankers due to bad weather, Rajshahi Divisional Railway Manager Mizanur Rahman told our Rajshahi staff correspondent in the morning.

The rail lines need to be repaired also as the railway tracks were badly damaged following the derailment, he further said.

The communication is likely to get restored by afternoon, the railway official said.

The train was carrying 30 oil tankers, of which eight went off track at the outer station of Sardaha road at 6 pm, he said.

The Rajshahi-bound trains that got stuck at different nearby stations like Ishwardi and Natore are returning to the stations from where they started earlier, the manager said.

Abdur Rashid, an assistant executive engineer, was suspended after the incident, and a five-member committee headed by divisional transportation officer Abdullah Al Mamun was formed to investigate the accident.

The rescue team also have discovered a crack in the railway line, but they are not sure whether it was due to the accident or existed from before.

The investigating committee will probe the matter further, he added.