Sat, 13 August 2022
The Daily Ittefaq

Derailment disrupts railway services between Dhaka

Update : 16 Jul 2022, 11:35

Railway services between Dhaka and northern districts have been under suspension since Saturday morning due to the derailment of a train in Joypurhat.

“Dhaka-bound ‘Ekota Express’ from Joypurhat veered off the tracks at Tilakpur railway station in Akkelpur upazila around 5am, halting rail communication between the capital and northern Bangladesh,” said Tofazzal Hossain, the station master.

Dhaka-bound ‘Nilsagar Express’, Panchagarh-bound ‘Drutojan Express’ and Chilahati-bound ‘Simanto Express’ have been stranded at Akkelpur and Santahar railway stations since the derailment.

“A relief train from Ishwardi is on its way for salvage operation,” Tofazzal added.

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