Over 50 injured in train derailment in Bangladesh

14:52, November 16, 2010      

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At least 50 passengers were injured when three cargo bogies of a train from Bangladesh's capital Dhaka were derailed at Sripur sub-district of Gazipur district, 37 km north of Dhaka, on Tuesday morning.

Rail officials was quoted by private news agency bdnews24 that communication is at a halt on the route after the accident occurred at around 5:15 a.m. local time on Tuesday.

A rescue train from Dhaka has reached the site around 9:30 a.m. local time and started work.

"Three cargo bogies, at the end of the train, were derailed," local rail station's assistant station master Abdullah Al Mamun was quoted as saying by bdnews24.

"More than a thousand passengers were onboard the train's five passenger bogies and roof tops when the accident occurred," he said.

However, railway police habildar Nurul Hossain, who was on duty in the train, said, "At least 50 passengers were injured when the train was derailed. A number of passengers were flung off the roofs while others inside the bogies sustained injuries due to the jolt."

The injured were admitted to local and nearby hospitals.

Source: Xinhua


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