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The number of people killed by trains on the Tangail railway line is increasing

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Due to the lack of safety nets, the number of people killed by trains on the Tangail railway line is increasing. Seven people died in five accidents from Elenga to Analia Bari in the last one month. Locals say that accidents are increasing as the highway and railway lines are side by side. The police administration has advised to make a safety fence between these two roads to prevent accidents.

A bus leaving from Natore broke down in Analia Bari area of ‚Äč‚ÄčKalihati Upazila in Tangail on Friday night. Passengers were standing on the railway tracks on the side of the highway while the bus was being repaired. At that time, three persons, including a father and son, were killed when the inter-city Chilahati Express train, which left Dhaka and was bound for Nilphamari, fell under it.

On January 24, two people including army personnel were killed by a train at the same place. Locals say that accidents often happen because the railway line and the highway are side by side.

From Elenga in Tangail to Bangabandhu Bridge, 13 km of road and railway are parallel.

Residents say that many times people go and sit or stand on the railway line due to traffic congestion on the highway. Many people are unaware at this time. An accident happens when the train moves suddenly.

Tangail Additional Superintendent of Police visited the accident site. Sharfuddin says that the passengers are coming to the railway line due to traffic jams and vehicles breaking down. It almost causes accidents. A letter will be sent to the concerned department to take action.

Tangail Superintendent of Police Sarkar Mohammad Qaiser said that if there was a fence here, the accident would not have happened. That measure is being taken to avoid accidents due to cuts in railway lines.



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