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Dec 12, 2014

11:46:04 GMT--Vehicle Accident - Asia - Bangladesh



EDIS Number: VI-20141212-46307-BGD

Date / time: 12/12/2014 11:43:22 [UTC]

Event: Vehicle Accident

Area: Asia

Country: Bangladesh

State/County: Rajshahi Division

Location: Joypurhat

Number of Deads: 4 person(s)

Number of Injured: 17 person(s)

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate



Description:



Four people died and at least 17 were injured in a freight train accident at Shimultoli Shahid Railgate area in Panchbibi upazila yesterday evening. Of the four, three could be identified - Jewel, Sadequl and Ajahar Ali. The injured were taken to Joypurhat District Modern Hospital, but four of them were later shifted to Shaheed Ziaur Rahman Medical College Hospital as their condition deteriorated. Witnesses said five to six bogies of the Parbatipur-bound freight train, which set off from Khulna carrying oil, got detached as it reached Khashbaguri area. The driver stopped the train immediately after getting a call from the guard but the accident took place when the separated bogies moved and rammed into the engine.




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