A freight train carriage derailed at Mantala railway station in Madhavpur upazila of Habiganj. However, railway authorities said that train movement across the country is normal with Sylhet.
The incident took place at Montala railway station of Akhaura Sylhet railway section at around 9:30 am on Sunday.
Mantala station master Ataur Rahman Khadem confirmed the matter.
The station master said that the train carrying Jalani oil was going from Akhaura to Srimangal along line number 1. The rear guard compartment of train number 961 fell off the trolley while crossing Mantala station around 9.30 am on Sunday morning. This shuts down line 1. However, train movement across the country is normal with Sylhet on other lines.
The station master also said that the accident occurred due to a mechanical fault. A rescue train has been dispatched from Akhaura.