DHAKA: The recent fatal Brahmanbaria train crash was caused by negligence of duty by Turna Nishita Express loco master Taser Uddin, and two other staff.
Rail Minister Nurul Islam Sujon disclosed the findings based on the three probe reports, at a press conference at Railway Bhaban in Dhaka on Wednesday afternoon.
The other two are Turna Nishita Express assistant loco master Opu Dey and guard Md Abdur Rahman.
The accident left at least 18 passengers dead and scores of others badly injured as Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita Express rammed Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet at Mandobagh Railway Station in Kasba in Brahmanbaria on November 12.
The three probe committees have also given some recommendations to avert such accident in the future.
The suggestions are: locomotive close circuit cameras have to be installed to supervise the activities of loco master, assistant loco master and guards intensively. Regular training is needed for officials involved in operating trains.
As per other recommendations, the ministry concerned should fill the vacant posts immediately for operating trains. Besides, automatic Train Stop system should be installed for preventing train accidents.
BDST: 2006 HRS, NOV 20, 2019