Tag Archives: Bangladesh

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Railway worker killed saving child

30 Jan

A railway maintenance worker was killed when he intervened to save the life of a young child who was standing in the path of a train. Pushing the girl clear of the track saved the life of the child but cost the railway worker his. The girl and her mother had already been pushed to the ground clear of the track on which the train was approaching. The girl then stood up and stepped into the path of the train. The incident occurred at lunchtime on January 27th, 2017 in the Kuril district of Dhaka.

 

Gazipur, Bangladesh: Five killed in crossing collision

10 Jan

Five persons were killed during the morning of January 8th, 2017, when the car in which they were travelling was struck by a train on a level crossing near Gazipur. This level crossing has no protection other than a sign warning of its presence. Local reports say that the road on which the victims were travelling is of relatively recent construction. Thus, there is a suggestion that the level crossing itself is informal and not recognised as a crossing for which the railway administration accepts responsibility.

Previously, in 2016 a man was killed when he was struck by a train leading to an intensification of community demands that the level crossing is upgraded and protected to minimise the risk of a recurrence

USA: Union Pacific records good first quarter results

30 Apr

LXinfoImage146-UPlogo-sourceUPUnion Pacific Railroad (UP) has reported a 27% improvement in the number of Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) reportable level crossing accidents per million train miles. Compared with the first quarter of 2014, the rate fell from 2.39 to 1.88

UP considers that the 27% reduction in reportable accidents reflects the company’s focus on community safety outreach initiatives as well as the way in which UP operates its business, including the vision of driving accidents to zero.

Gouripur, Bangladesh: Train strikes stationary train, One killed, three injured

3 Nov

A man was killed and three others were injured when a train collided with a stationary truck loaded with sand at the Bokainagar level crossing in Gouripur upazila at about 08.00 on November 2nd, 2014. It is not known why the truck had come to a stand on the level crossing shortly before the arrival of the train.

Feni Sadar, Bangladesh: Bus stalls on crossing, hit by train

22 Sep

Dhaka, Bangladesh: Loaded gun found after crossing collision

11 Aug

A car which was hit by a train on the Malibagh manned level crossing in Dhaka on August 1st, 2014 was found to contain a loaded gun and ammunition. It is not known whether or not the gun was licensed. However, a collection of number plates were also recovered.

While a woman and child were not hurt in the collision, it is believed that three men travelling with them were injured. However, the men left the scene of the collision when the gun was found by the  police. It is known that one of the men sought hospital treatment but vanished again before the police arrived to arrest him.

Natore Sadar, Bangladesh: Three more lives lost on unmanned crossing

10 Aug

Just nine days after eleven lives were lost in a collision on a level crossing, Bangladesh saw a further three lives lost in a collision on an unmanned level crossing. Three women of the same family were killed and 10 others injured when a train collided with the “three wheeler” in which they were travelling. The fatal collision occurred at about 12.30 on August 9th, 2014 on the level crossing  near Yasinpur railway station in Natore Sadar.