A 52-year-old man and his minor son were crushed under the wheels of a train at Nangalkot in Cumilla district on Monday.
The victims were identified as Mahbubul Haque and his son Jishan, 7.
Witnesses said the tragic accident happened in the evening as Jishan was running through narrow alleys that branched out from the tracks in the area.
They said as Jishan got close to the train, the father came forward to save his son but the duo got crushed under its wheels.
Contacted, Nangalkot Station Master Rafiqul Haider confirmed local journalists about the accident.
He said the inter-city train, Godhuli Express, was roaring through Cumilla’s Nangalkot in the evening, sending people scattering off the tracks to wait for the danger to pass.
But, Mahbub and his son could not escape the danger. They died on the spot.
“Police later recovered their bodies,” said officer-in-charge of Laksham Railway Police Station Mohammad Nazim Uddin.
Living alongside railway tracks is always risky but that is the common scenario in Bangladesh.
At least 113 people, including 26 women and 11 children, were killed in railway accidents between January 1 and June 30 of 2020, according to a report of Green Club of Bangladesh and National Committee to Protect Shipping, Roads and Railways.