Fire on Parabat Express: Railroad to Sylhet is normal after 4 hours


Moulvibazar Representative: Four hours after the fire broke out in the carriage of ‘Parabat Express’ train in Shamsernagar Upazila of Moulvibazar, train communication with Sylhet has returned to normal.

A fire broke out in a train carriage near Shamsernagar Airport at 1 pm on Saturday; After that, the railway communication with Sylhet was stopped all over the country.

Station Master of Shamsernagar Station Jalal Uddin said, “Rail communication between Sylhet and Dhaka and Chittagong became normal around 5 pm.”

Four units of fire service and civil defense work to control the fire. They brought the fire under control in an hour’s effort.

The bogie was detached from the two trains after the fire broke out. The train with the two bogies and other bogies left for Kulaura station around 4 pm. After the other work, the train was started, said Feroz Dohar, senior deputy assistant engineer of the railway.

According to the railway authorities, the train was going from Dhaka to Sylhet. The fire started from the food truck of the train. The fire then spread to a nearby passenger carriage. Then the driver stopped the train.

However, no one was injured. The passengers are all safe.

Meanwhile, a seven-member committee has been formed to probe the fire, said Moulvibazar Deputy Commissioner Mir Nahida Hossain.

He told reporters that the committee has been asked to submit a report within seven working days.


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