Will remain alert to prevent train accident in future: Minister

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Staff Reporter:

Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan on Wednesday said officials of the Railways Ministry and Bangladesh Railway will remain alert to prevent the recurrence of train accident in the future.

He made the commitment in Parliament while giving his statement under section 300 of the rules of procedure over Tuesday’s fatal train accident in Brahmanbaria that left 16 people dead and 54 others injured.

The minister said prima facie it seems that the loco master of Turna Nishita Express train is responsible for the fatal train accident. “We’ve suspended three on-duty railway employees over the accident,” he said.

The suspended employees are loco master Tasir Uddin, assistant loco master Apu Dey and guard Abdur Rahman.

Sujan said four committees were constituted at different levels to investigate the accident.

Of the injured, 10 are in Brahmanbaria Hospital while nine in Pangu Hospital in Dhaka, three in Dhaka Medical College Hospital, three in Kasba Hospital, seven in Dhaka CMH and four in Sylhet Osmani Medical College Hospital.

He said each injured person was given Tk 10,000 while Bangladesh Railway has taken steps to give Tk 1 lakh for the families of the deceased each.
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