3 killed falling off train in Ishwardi

ISHWARDI, Pabna, Three labourers were killed and five

others injured after being fallen off the roof of a running train in Hardinge

Bridge area at Ishwardi upazila of the district early today.

Police identified two of the deceased as Abdul Hakim, 16, and Rabiul Islam,

20, of Shibganj Upazila in Bogra district. But Identity of another could not

be known immediately.

The accident took place at about 5:15 am as the Khulnabound Chitra Train

carrying the victims reached Hardinge Bridge, Md Bahauddin Faruqui, officer

incharge of Ishwardi Police Station, told BSS this morning.

The victims were travelling on the roof of the train and accidently got off

the roof, he said, adding all of them were labourers and going to Khulna

from Bogra.

Police said two people were killed falling from the train's roof on Pakshi

side of the bridge while one was killed on Bheramara side in Kushtia.

Shahidul Islam, Inspectorincharge of Pakshi Hardinge Bridge police camp,

said police recovered two bodies from the beneath of Hardinge Bridge this


The lawmen also recovered another victim named Shanta, 11, with serious

injuries and sent her to a local hospital for treatment.

Meanwhile Kushtia Police Control Room duty officer Jahidul Islam said one

was killed and four others were injured after falling from train's roof on

Bheramara side.

He said the injured were whisked off to different local hospitals fearing

the death toll may rise.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)