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2 killed in separate train accidents

DHAKA, Jan 29, 2017 (BSS) - Two persons were killed in separate train accidents in the city this morning.

The deceased were Milna Akhtar, 34, wife of Khairul Miah of Kalmakanda upazila in Netrokona while the identity of another person aged around 40 could not be known immediately.

The first accident took place at Banani rail crossing at 8 am when the unidentified man was crushed under the wheels of a Chittagong-bound intercity.

The other one occurred at Khilkhet rail crossing at 9 in the morning when Milna Akhtar received serious injuries as a Netrokona-bound inter-city train hit her. Locals rushed Akhtar to a nearby hospital where the on-duty doctors declared her dead.

Kamalapur Railway police station officer-in-charge Yasin Faruk confirmed the incidents to newsman.

The body of Akhtar was handed over to the family as per request of her family while the other body was sent to Dhaka Medical College Hospital morgue for autopsy.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)