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3 Ctg railway employees suspended over train crash

3 Ctg railway employees suspended over train crash

Several hours after the train accident at Chittagong Railway Station, the railway authorities on Wednesday suspended three of its employees for negligence in duties. The suspended employees are ATM Jahurul Haque, driver of the train engine, its assistant driver Imran Hossain, and points man Jahangir Alam. The decision came following the report of a probe carried out shortly after the incident, said Feroz Akhter, divisional transport officer. A train engine swerved off the track onto a platform at Chittagong Railway Station in the morning during replacement of compartments. Mafizur Rahman, additional chief engineer (Bridges) at the railway station, said the engine along with a compartment veered off the track and got onto the platform no-4 of the station around 5:30am while replacing compartments of the ‘Mohanagar Provati’ train bound for Dhaka taking those from Pahartali dock.  The floor, glasses and the engine were damaged due to the crash, said Mafizur Rahman.  No one was injured during the incident there not being any passenger on the platform.  The train which was scheduled to leave the station for Dhaka around 7.00am left the station 50 minutes later.  Two probe committees—one headed by Rasheda Sultana Goni, chief commercial officer of Railway east zone, and another headed by Feroz Akhter, divisional transport officer—were formed to investigate the reason behind the incident, Mafizur Rahman added. -UNB, Chittagong