Rakib Ul Hossain, officer-in-charge of Dhaka Railway Police Station, said the 25-year-old Mesbah was a postgraduate student of Dhaka College’s political science department. “He would live in the city’s Central Road.”
The accident took place around 5:30pm when a train hit Mesbah, leaving him dead on the spot.
“Police recovered the body and sent it to the local hospital morgue for autopsy,” Rakib said.
In November last year, a deadly collision took place between Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express and Chattogram-bound Udayan Express on Dhaka-Chattogram route in Mandbagh Railway Station in Kasba upazila.
The tragic train accident in Brahmanbaria left at least 16 people dead and over 100 others injured.
However, the country experienced far deadlier accidents before.
At least 113 people, including 26 women and 11 children, were killed in railway accidents between January 1 and June 30 this year, says a July report – jointly prepared by Green Club of Bangladesh (GCB) and National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways (NCPSRR).