Fire burns Rangpur Express (Video)
Published: 03:43 PM, 14 November 2019 Updated: 04:16 PM, 14 November 2019
Seven bogies of Rangpur Express derailed at Ullapara Upazila in Sirajganj on Thursday. During this, a fire broke out at three bogies of the Sirajganj-bound train from Dhaka. On information, several firefighting units rushed to the spot and are trying to extinguish the fire.
It is reported that about 50 people, including the loco master, were injured. They were rushed to the local hospital.
Following the incident, rail communications of Dhaka with the northern and southern districts halted.
Confirming the information, deputy assistant director of Sirajganj Fire Service Abdul Hamim said that on information, the fire service personnel rushed to the spot. Rescue operations are underway, he added.
Earlier on Tuesday morning, 16 people were killed and many others injured as an intercity train crashed into another train in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria.