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One dead, five injured as train derails in Gazipur

Update : 13 Dec 2023, 10:31

A man was dead and five people were injured as seven bogies of a train derailed at Bankharia near Gazipur Railway Station early today.

The identities of the deceased and injured could not be known immediately.

Hanif Ali, Joydebpur Railway Station Master, said seven bogies of Dhaka-bound ‘Mohonganj Express’ from Mymensingh veered off the tracks around 4:30 am, leaving one killed and five injured.

On information, a firefighting unit rushed to the spot and are conducting a rescue operation.Train communication between Joydebpur and Mymensingh remained suspended following the derailment.

Police are investigating whether it is an accident or an act of sabotage.Local people claimed that the incident occurred as miscreants cut off the rail tracks as part of sabotage activities during the ongoing 36-hour rail, road, and waterway blockade enforced by BNP and like-minded parties.

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