Train derails in Tangail, Dhaka’s rail link with north snapped

Derailed compartment of Rangpur Express in Tangail on 21 November
Prothom Alo

Dhaka’s rail communication with northern districts has been snapped as the Rangpur Express train derailed in Tangail.

Dhaka-bound Rangpur Express train derailed at Tarabari area under Gala union in Tangail Sadar upazila at around 5:00am today, Tuesday.

Tangail Sadar police station’s officer-in-charge Abu Salam Mia said the goods wagon adjacent to the locomotive derailed at 4:57am. None was injured in the accident.

Visiting the spot, Tangail Sadar upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Hasan Bin Mohammad Ali said the incident does not seem to be an act of sabotage primarily.

He said only one compartment of the train out of 16 derailed. A train has left from Dhaka to rescue the train. The passengers on board were sent to Dhaka by Tangail Commuter train at around 7:30am.