Railway Minister M Mujibul Haq today said a total of 203 people was killed and other 586 were injured in train accidents in the last eight years since 2009-10.
"A total of 1391 accidents including derailments took place across the country killing 203 people and injuring 586 others," he said responding to a query by treasury bench member Didarul Alam of Chittagong-4 at the house.
The minister said 80 percent of these casualty victims, however, were passengers of other mode of transports while most of these accidents took place at unauthorised level crossing across the country.
He said the accidents cost a loss of Taka 25,55,48,864 in terms of damage of assets.
Haq told the house that the government was implementing a project for developing the level crossing gates also deploying people to guard the passageways to prevent the crashes.