Woman hit and killed by train in Dhaka
A train has hit and killed a sexagenarian woman in Dhaka while she with her daughter was walking along the tracks. The accident happened around 12:45pm in Kuril Biswa Road area yesterday. The dead has been identified as Firoza Begum, mother of 35-year-old Nazma Begum, hailing from Gutiab village in Narayanganj's Rupganj Upazila.
Nazma, who narrowly escaped the accident, told the news agency she with her sick mother came to Dhaka early on Wednesday to see a doctor at the BIRDEM Hospital.After the visit they met the accident while they were crossing the railway to catch the Rupganj-bound bus home.
Nazma was on the phone while walking through the tracks and her mother was following her, according to an eyewitness.In the meantime, a train that was coming from Kamalapur Railway Station hit and killed her mother on the scene. Nazma immediately jumped aside but suffered minor injuries on her knees.
A local tea shop owner told newsmen when the train was coming, some people warned them but there was little time for them to get to safety.With the help of the locals, Nazma recovered the body and took it to the village by an autorickshaw.