Derailment: Rail communication between Khulna and rest of the country suspended

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Khulna, Aug 30: Rail communication between Khulna  and the rest of the country remains suspended since Sunday night following the  derailment of five  train bogies at Uthli in Jibannagar upazila of Chuadanga district.

The bogies of an oil laden train KN-17 derailed when it entered the main line from the loop line of Uthli railway station at around 1.15 am on Sunday.

Ali Ahmed, the station master on duty at Uthli railway station, confirmed the information to UNB.

Although no serious   injuries were reported following the incident, rail communication between Khulna and other parts of the country remained suspended ever since resulting in immense suffering for passengers who are waiting for hours at different stations of the division.

A rescue train arrived on Monday 8 am to clear the line by removing the bogies, however people related to the operation have informed UNB that it might take a long time.