9 construction workers injured as relief train hits crane in Narsingdi

9 construction workers injured as relief train hits crane in Narsingdi

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Dhk-Sylhet and Dhk-Ctg rail links snapped Nine construction workers were injured as a relief train hit a crane at Methikanda Railway Station in Raipur upazila on Thursday morning.Rail communications of Dhaka with Sylhet and Chittagong remained snapped from the morning as a compartment of the relief train derailed at the station after hitting the crane.Sources at Methikanda Railway Station said the engine of a crane of construction firm ‘Toma Group’ broke down near the railway station on Wednesday night during the construction work of a double-line rail route.On information, a relief train from Akhaura of Brahmanbaria came to the station around 7:30am on Thursday and suddenly hit the crane, leaving nine construction workers injured.The injured were sent to Raipur Upazila Health Complex.Two wheels of a bogy of the train also veered off the tracks there after hitting the train, halting train movement on the Dhaka-Sylhet and Dhaka-Chittagong routes.Another relief train went to salvage the derailed train. -UNB, Narsingdi

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