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Maitree Express rams car, kills 5 in Gazipur

Five people including four of a family were killed as the Kolkata-bound Maitree Express train rammed a private car in Kaliakoir upazila of Gazipur this morning.

The driver of the private car was among the victims, police said.

Identity of the deceased could not be known immediately, our Gazipur correspondent reports quoting Motaleb Mia, officer-in-charge (OC) of Kaliakoir Police Station.

The incident took place at Shonakhali level crossing when the car was crossing the rail line around 10:15am, the police official said.

A compartment of the train was derailed, the OC said.

Train communication between Dhaka and the northern parts of the country remains halted until filing this report at 11:01am, the correspondent said.

Source: Daily Star, Dhaka, Bangladesh


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