Rail link with Khulna resumes after 8 hours

Rail communications between Khulna and other parts of the country resumed on Sunday after being cut off for eight hours following an accident.

Asit Kumar Biswas, a railway official, said train services resumed around 4am after a relief train removed the damaged vehicle from the rail track.

Earlier, on Saturday, trucker Akbar Ali was killed, and his assistant was injured as a train hit his vehicle at Murli railway crossing of Khulna-Benapole highway.

The accident happened as the coal-laden truck did not slow down near the rail track, ignoring the railway crossing sign at 8pm, said the gateman.

A relief train from Khulna reached the spot around midnight on Saturday to remove the vehicle from the rail track and restore rail communications.

Source: United News of Bangladesh