9 killed as train hits microbus carrying bridal party

9 killed as train hits microbus carrying bridal party

Sirajganj Correspondent | Prothom Alo  Jul 15, 2019

SirajganjAt least nine people were killed and three others injured as a train smashed a microbus carrying a bridal party at an unmanned level crossing at Sirajganj’s Panchakohsi in Ullapara upazila on Monday evening.

The identities of the deceased were not available immediately.

Chairman of local Solop union parishad Shawkat Hossain said that Dhaka bound Padma Express train hit the microbus around 7:00pm.

The microbus bus was hit at Solop Haatkhola area while it was heading towards Sirajganj from Ullapara, he added.

Sub inspector of Ullapara police station Mosharraf Hossain said nine are confirmed dead in the incident.

Railway communication of Northern district with Dhaka has remained suspended following the accident.

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