Two Members Of Same Family Killed As Train Hits Auto Rickshaw

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A 60-year-old man and his 40-year-old niece were killed when a train hit an auto-rickshaw while crossing Natun Bazar level crossing in Mymensingh district town on Tuesday night. The deceased were identified as Abdur Rahman of village Barrora and Shefali Akter, wife of Rafiqul Islam of the same village.

The accident took place near Vidyamoyee School at about 10:15pm when the Dewanganj-bound intercity Brahmmaputra Express train hit an auto-rickshaw carrying the two, while passing the level crossing, leaving them dead on the spot, said Jahangir Alam, officer-in-charge of Government Railway Police.

Habib, younger brother of Abdur Rahman, said that Abdur Rahman and Shefali went to the district town market for shopping on the occasion of the wedding ceremony of Khoka, Rahman’s nephew.

They met the tragic death while returning to their home by an auto-rickshaw.

On information, police recovered the bodies and sent those to a local hospital morgue for post-mortem examinations. Train communication on the Mymensingh-Jamalpur route remained suspended for two hours following the accident._UNB

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