College student killed in Rangpur train crash

Prothom Alo English Desk | Update:

A College student was killed and 45 people were injured in train crash at Rangpur’s Kaunia Railway Junction on Thursday. Photo: Prothom AloA student was killed and 45 people were injured as the locomotive of a train crashed into it while changing the course at Rangpur’s Kaunia Railway Junction on Thursday, reports UNB. 


The deceased was identified as Apple Mahmud, 20, a student of Community Nursing College in Gaibandha.

Deputy director of Rangpur fire service station Shamsuzzaman said the speedy engine of Panchagarh-bound 'Uttarbanga Mail' train from Santahar hit the train while changing the course at the junction around 4:30pm.

Two bogies of the train were damaged badly due to the collision, killing Apple on the spot and injuring 45 passengers, including 15 badly, he said.

The seriously injured were sent to Rangpur Medical College Hospital while the rest took treatment at Kaunia Health Complex.

Atiqur Rahman, a physician of the upazila hospital, said they discharged the 30 injured after providing them with treatment. 

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