Seven coaches of the Mohanganj Express train derailed in Bankharia area of Gazipur along with the engine. One passenger was killed and more than fifty were injured. This incident happened at 4:10 am on Tuesday morning.
Due to the accident, train movement on Dhaka-Mymensingh railway route is stopped. Thousands of passengers suffered as several trains got stuck at various stations due to the accident. There has been a train schedule disaster.
Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service, Abdullah Al Arefin, said that the Dhaka-bound Mohanganj Express train from Netrakona derailed while entering Bankharia area, one kilometer north of Bhawal station, along with the engine of the train. The passenger of the train, Aslam, was killed on the spot and more than half a hundred were injured.
Abdullah Al Arefin also said that the rescue team of fire service, police and district administration went to the spot and rescued the victims after receiving information about the derailment of the carriage. After the accident, the rail connection between Dhaka and Mymensingh route was stopped. Passengers suffered as several trains got stuck at various stations. After the accident, the matter was reported to the higher authorities.
Deputy Commissioner Abul Fate Mohammad Safiqul Islam said that the accident happened because the vandals cut at least 20 feet of the railway line with a cutter. One passenger was killed.