4 killed as train collides with auto-rickshaw

Published : 30 Mar 2020 08:41 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 10:23 AM

At least four people were killed and three other were injured as a locomotive hit a battery-run auto-rickshaw at Annadanagar Railway Station area at Pirgacha upazila in Rangpur at about 2:00 pm on Monday.

The deceased were identified as auto-rickshaw driver Dukhu Miah, Sumi Begum, Nurunnahar and Mostaiz. Pirgacha police station Officer-in-Charge Rezaul Karim confirmed the matter. He said that the injured were admitted to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.

Locals said, a light engine, heading from Parbatipur to Bonarpara, hit the three-wheeler at the level-crossing under Annada­nagar Rail Station area, leaving two auto-rickshaw passengers dead on the spot and four others injured. Two other passengers died on the way to hospital.