3 policemen die as train rams into their vehicle in Sitakunda
Three police officers lost their lives in a train accident in Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram on Sunday. Two more police officials and a member of the Union Parishad suffered injuries in the accident.
The accident took place at the Fakirhat area of Salimpur union in Sitakunda at around 12:15pm. Sitakundu police station’s inspector (investigation) Abu Sayed confirmed that three police officers have died in the accident.
Eye-witness Samiur Rahman, the deputy inspector of Fouzdarhat police outpost, told Prothom Alo that a patrol team of the Sitakundu police station along with a UP member was on its way to nab a criminal. While crossing the railway tracks, the vehicle got stuck. A Dhaka-bound train from Chattogram then rammed into the police vehicle.
A police constable died at the spot. Four police officers and the UP member Shahadat Hossain suffered injuries. They were rescued and admitted to the Chattogram Medical College Hospital.
Chattogram Medical College police outpost’s in-charge sub-inspector Nurul Alam said, till now three have passed away in the accident. One of them died on the spot. The remaining two were declared dead by physicians after they were brought into the hospital.
Sitakunda police station’s officer in-charge (OC) Tofayel Ahmed told Prothom Alo that he is on his way to visit the scene.