Moulvibazar, June 24 (UNB) – Rail communications of Sylhet with other parts of the country resumed on Monday evening, 20 hours after the suspension following the derailment of a train at Baramchal in Kulaura upazila that left four passengers dead and around 200 others injured.
Railway divisional engineer (East) Hasan Jabid said they restored the rail line around 7:30pm following daylong efforts.
Six coaches of Dhaka-bound ‘Upaban Express’ from Sylhet veered off the tracks around 11:40pm on Sunday near Baramchal Railway Station due to the breakdown of a culvert, killing four passengers and injuring over 200 others.
The accident also snapped rail communications on Sylhet-Dhaka and Sylhet-Chattogram routes.
Meanwhile, Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujon told Parliament on Monday that the accident took place while train was changing the line at Baramchal Railway Station, not for breakdown of the culvert.