4 killed as train hits covered van in Feni

4 killed as train hits covered van in Feni

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Feni, Mar 21 – At least four people were killed and two others injured when a train hit a covered van at a manned level crossing near Feni Railway Station early Wednesday.The identities of the deceased could not be known immediately.
Railway police said Chittagong-bound ‘Turna Nishitha’ train from Dhaka crashed into the covered van of ‘Sohel Transport’ at the level crossing around 4:30am as the van tried to cross trail tracks. Three people died on the spot and three others were injured.
The injured were taken to Feni Sadar Hospital where another victim died after admission.
After receiving information, police went to the spot and recovered the bodies.
Abdul Alim, sub-inspector of Feni Railway Police camp, said it is not clear whether the gate-man of the level crossing was present at the time of the accident. “The gateman went into hiding after the incident,” he said. – UNB

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