5 killed as train derails in Tongi
Five people were killed as a train derailed at Natun Bazar area in Tongi of Gazipur on Sunday. At least 20 people were also injured in the accident.
The accident occurred at around 12:30 pm. Sub Inspector of Tongi police post Delwar confirmed the matter to Rtv online.
Deputy Assistant Director of Gazipur Fire Service Md. Akhtaruzzaman told Rtv online that 5 people died on the spot when five compartments of a Dhaka bound commuter train from Jamalpur derailed in the area. Several people were also injured in the accident. Local people rescued the injured and admitted them to the nearby hospital.
Meanwhile, after the accident the rail communication between Dhaka and northern parts of the country has remained suspended.