5 die as train hits bus in Gazipur; 8 hurt

Five people were killed and seven others injured when a train hit a bus on an unauthorised railway level crossing at Sripur of Gazipur district on Sunday morning, said police.

One of the deceased was identified as Rahima Khatun Priya, 22, a worker of Zaman Fashion Wears Ltd and wife of Julhas Mia of Baliapara village in the upazila.

Sripur Railway Station Master Harun-ur-Rashid said  Netrakona-bound ‘Balaka Express’ train from Dhaka hit the bus carrying RMG workers on Maijhpara railway level crossing around 7:15 am while it was passing the it, leaving one dead on the spot and eleven others injured.

Among the injured, four died on way to a local hospital. The other injured were admitted to a local hospital.

Gazipur deputy commissioner Anisur Rahman visited the spot.

A three-member probe body, headed by Additional District Magistrate, has been formed to look into the accident.

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