Fire on Parabat Express train under control
Published: 04:27 PM, 11 June 2022 Updated: 04:30 PM, 11 June 2022
The fire that broke out on the Parabat Express train, leaving Dhaka, at Moulvibazar was brought under control with the efforts of four units of the fire service.
The fire was brought under control at 2 pm on Saturday. Earlier at around 1 pm, the fire broke out on two bogies of the train at the airport area in Kamalganj upazila of Moulvibazar, resulting in the rail communication with Sylhet has been cut off across the country.
Jamal Uddin, a stationmaster of Shamshernagar railway station, said the fire was initially reported to have started from the “power car” of the train. Later, the fire spread from the power car to the two AC bogies on the side. However, the fire was brought under control due to the efforts of the fire service.
“The train service would be suspended until the burning bogies were removed and the railway line was ready for operation,” said Sylhet railway station manager Md Nurul Islam.
This morning, two Dhaka-bound intercity trains left Sylhet Railway Station with passengers. Another intercity train was scheduled to leave for Dhaka in the afternoon. However, due to the accident, the train is likely to ply late. Passengers can withdraw their Parabat Express tickets at 3:45 pm if they wish, he added.
According to the Sylhet Railway Station sources, the Kalni Express left Sylhet for Dhaka at 6:15 am with more than 600 passengers. The Jayantika Express left Sylhet for Dhaka at 11:15 pm. Another intercity train Parabat Express was scheduled to leave Sylhet at 3:45 pm. However, the Parabat Express train leaving Dhaka caught fire in the bogies after reaching the Shamshernagar area inMoulvibazar.