Derailment halts Ctg rail link for 5hrs
Chittagong's rail link with rest of the country remained snapped for over five hours after a Dhaka-bound train derailed in Akhaura of Brahmanbaria early today.
Three carriages of a mail train derailed in Brahmanbaria's Akhura Station Yard around 3:35am, Sayedur Rahman, assistant director of Bangladesh Railway, told The Daily Star Online.
"Chittagong's rail link with Dhaka and Chittagong remained suspended until the lines were fixed at 6:10am," he said. A Chittagong-bound train said to have been delayed.
Mozammel Haque, managing director of the railway station, said the reason behind the derailment was yet to known, reports Bangla daily Prothom Alo. A committee will be formed to probe the incident.