Loco master of Turna Nishita responsible for train crash: Minister
Staff Reporter : Railways Minister Nurul Islam Sujan said Turna Nishita trainâ€™s loco master is responsible for the Kasba train crash.
â€œThe loco master of the intercity train Turna Nishita led the trains to crash which claimed at least 16 people and injuring several others in Kasba,â€ the railways minister said it during his visit in Kasba upazila of Brahmanbaria where the accident took placeon Tuesday around 3:00am.
He said the loco master ignored signal which led the train to collision.
The minister said while visiting the spot around 11:00am that both of the loco master of Turna Nishita Express and his assistant have been suspended for the accident.
Railway ministry and district administration will give Tk 1 lakh and 25,000 for the victims families, minister Sujan said.
Meanwhile, five probe committees have been formed to investigate the incident.
Chattogram-bound Udayan Express from Sylhet and Dhaka-bound Turna Nishita from Chattogram collided at Mondobhag Railway Station which led the train to the accident.