Train driver killed in train-truck collision

Sylheter Sokal Desk :: One person was killed and several others injured when a truck was rammed by a train on Boktarpur rail crossing in Kaliakoir of Gazipur early Friday.

The deceased is–Noor Alam Sharif, the assistant driver of Lalmoni Express. The driver of the train, Shafiul Selim, also sustained injuries in the accident.

Joydebpur Railway police camp In-charge SM Rakibul Haque said: “The truck went out of order while crossing the rail tracks. In the meantime, the Lalmoni Express hit the truck while crossing the area at 2 am, leaving its assistant driver dead on the spot and driver injured.”

“On the other hand, the truck driver and his assistant managed to escape the accident. The rail communications of the northern districts with Dhaka came to a halt due to the incident. Later, the rail link resorted around 8 am on Friday,” he added.

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