Dhaka-Ctg rail link re-established after 6 hrs

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Rail links between Dhaka and Chittagong have been re-established, nearly 6 hours after it was suspended on Saturday morning following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Panusua in Comilla Sadar upazila.

Liakat Ali Mazumdar, Deputy Assistant Director of Comilla Rail Station, said that train services resumed around 3:10 pm after recovery operations were complete.

A train from Laksam took part in the recovery efforts, he said.

The accident took place around 9:30am on Saturday when the sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing, said Shafiqur Rahman, the station master of Comilla Railway Station.

The wheels of the train veered off the rail track as it hit the truck, said the station master.

A Dhaka-bound train, ‘Subarna Express’, got stranded at Comilla Rail Station following the derailment.

A relief train from Akhaura was on its way to the spot to salvage the Demu train, he added.

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