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Gateman sued over train accident in Mirsharai

Update : 30 Jul 2022, 13:40

A case has been filed accusing gateman Saddam Hossain in connection with the death of 12 people in a collision between a train and a microbus at a level crossing in Chattogram's Mirsharai.

Police detained a gateman of Bangladesh Railway for questioning.

Nazim Uddin, Government Railway Police Station's OC, said gateman Saddam Hossain, who was on-duty during the accident, will be produced in court showing him arrest.

Chattogram-bound Mahanagar Prabhati train from Dhaka hit the tourist microbus at Khaiyachhara level crossing and pushed it along for nearly 1 kilometre near Bara Takia station around 1:30pm on Friday, killing 11 people. Six survivors were hospitalised

Citing the gateman, the railway authorities said he had lowered the barricade at the crossing but the microbus breached it. According to eyewitnesses, some of the victims lifted the barricade to cross the tracks as the gateman had left it unmanned to say his prayers.

The vehicle was carrying 18 passengers – teachers and students of a private coaching centre – from the Amanbazar area of Hathazari Upazila to Khaiyachhara waterfall.

The railway authorities formed two committees to investigate the accident.

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