RAJSHAHI: Rail communications of Rajshahi with other parts of the country resumed after 19 hours haltage as the salvage operation has been completed successfully.
Source said Khulna-bound inter-city train Kapotakka Express left the station around 2:00pm while Barendra Express, a Nilphamari-bound train, and Dhaka-bound Padma Express are scheduled to leave the station around 3:00pm and 4:00pm respectively.
Salvage trains from Rajshahi and Ishwardi rushed to the spot around 9:00pm Wednesday and completed the rescue operation around 1:00pm Thursday, said Railway’s (West Zone) Chief Operating Superintendent Saiful Islam.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Dhaka-bound Padma Express turned off the rail track at about 5:15pm, leaving at least 15 passengers injured.
Later, a four-member committee headed by Pakshi’s Divisional Transport Officer Sajeeb Kumar was formed to probe into the incident.
The probe body was asked to submit its report within three working days.
BDST: 1450 HRS, AUG 16, 2012
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