Panel formed to probe N’ganj train-pickup crash

NARAYANGANJ : A three-member probe committee has been formed to look into Monday night’s train-pickup collision at Rasulpur level crossing in Sadar upazila that left five people dead, reports UNB.
Headed by Railway divisional transport officer Mahbub Alam, the committee has been asked to submit its report within three working days.
At least five people were killed and seven others injured as the Narayanganj-bound train from Dhaka crashed into the human-hauler at the level crossing around 10:45pm on Monday after the vehicle went out of order on the rail tracks, said sub-inspector Quddus Miah of Narayanganj Railway Police Station.
One passenger died on the spot while two others, including a woman, died on the way to Dhaka Medical College Hospital and the rest two succumbed to their injuries at the hospital.
Narayanganj Railway stationmaster Golam Mostafa claimed the level crossing is illegal, saying human haulers and other vehicles cross the rail tracks through it illegally.
As the train was moving slowly towards Pagla Station, its passengers escaped a horrific accident, he said.