Train collision at Joydebpur Junction railway station leaves 3 Injured; raises concerns over rail safety

According to Joydebpur Junction Officer Sirajul Islam, as reported by DailyStar, the collision disrupted rail connectivity between Dhaka and Tangail, Narsingdi, and Mymensingh. Several coaches of the passenger train derailed due to the impact.

At least three individuals sustained injuries in a train collision at Joydebpur Junction Railway Station today. The incident occurred when an empty Dhaka-bound Tangail commuter train, carrying staff members, collided with a stationary oil tanker train at the Joydebpur Outer Signal (Kazibari) area on the Dhaka-Tangail route around 10:45 am.

According to Joydebpur Junction Officer Sirajul Islam, as reported by DailyStar, the collision disrupted rail connectivity between Dhaka and Tangail, Narsingdi, and Mymensingh. Several coaches of the passenger train derailed due to the impact.

Chhoton Sharma, the in-charge of Tongi Junction Railway Police, confirmed the suspension of rail services following the incident. Railway police and Joydebpur Junction officials were promptly deployed to the site to initiate salvage operations.

Commander Zahid Sheikh of the Joydebpur Junction Special Response Team provided further details, stating that the Tangail commuter train collided with the stationary oil tanker train on the same line. The collision left the locomotive driver of the Tangail commuter train seriously injured, necessitating immediate medical attention at Gazipur Shaheed Tajuddin Ahmad Medical College Hospital. Two other staff members aboard the train also sustained injuries.

Joydebpur Junction Station Master Hanif Mia clarified that being a Friday, the commuter train was not carrying any passengers. Instead, it was en route to Dhaka for routine cleaning and maintenance. Fortunately, no one was trapped under the derailed coaches, mitigating the risk of further casualties.

Abul Fazal, the emergency department officer at the hospital, confirmed receiving three injured individuals following the derailment. The extent of their injuries and their current condition remain undisclosed.

The incident has undoubtedly raised concerns regarding rail safety protocols and the need for enhanced measures to prevent such collisions. Authorities are expected to conduct a thorough investigation to determine the underlying causes and implement corrective actions to ensure the safety of rail operations and personnel.