Trains-bus collision kills 2, halts Dhaka’s rail link with northern districts for 5hrs

Two people were killed and four others injured when a train hit a bus at Sonakhali level crossing in Gazipur’s Kaliakoir upazila earlier today.

Rail communication between Dhaka and northern parts of the country remained suspended for five hours since 4:30am.

The accident took place around 4:30am, when the Dhaka-bound Nilsagar Express from Chilahati hit the bus, said Monowar Hossain Chowdhury, officer-in-charge of Kaliakoir Police Station.

The train stopped after dragging the bus half a kilometer ahead, leaving two passengers on the bus dead, the OC said.

One of the deceased was identified as Masud Rana (35), reports our Gazipur correspondent.

Locals rescued the injured and sent them to Kaliakoir Upazila Health Complex.

Md Shajahan, stationmaster of Joydevpur Rail Station of Gazipur, said the train services of Dhaka with the northern districts resumed around 9:30am after a team from local fire service removed the bus from the rail track.

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