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Sylhet’s rail communications back after 30 hours

06 Feb 2021 08:29, Somoy English Desk
Sylhet’s rail communications back after 30 hours
Sylhet’s rail communications back after 30 hours

Rail communications of Sylhet resumed on Saturday morning after a suspension of over 30 hours following the derailment of a train in the district. 

Dhaka-bound ‘Upaban Express’ left Sylhet Railway Station at 6:20am, said Railway Assistant Director (Operations) Saidur Rahman. 

Earlier, the oil-carrying train derailed at Maizgaon in Fenchuganj upazila early Friday, snapping rail communications of the district with the rest of the country.

Eight wagons of the Sylhet-bound train from Chattogram veered off the tracks at Bealibazra near Maizgaon Railway Station around 12am, said Senior Assistant Mechanical Engineer of Kulaura Railway Station Dulal Chandra Das. 

Some 1.6 lakh litres of diesel were also damaged. 

The derailment suspended the rail communications on Sylhet-Dhaka and Sylhet-Chattogram routes.

On information, two relief trains rushed in from Kulaura and Akhaura and salvaged the derailed bogies. 

A five-member probe committee has been formed to look into the incident.

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