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Woman killed as train hits auto-rickshaw in Habiganj

A woman was killed and three others were injured when a train hit a CNG-run auto-rickshaw on Laskarpur level crossing in Sayestaganj upazila of Habiganj district on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Phulbanu, 50, wife of Abdullah Mia of Uttar Charhamua village in Sadar upazila.

Quoting witnesses, police said the accident occurred around 1 pm when the Sylhet-bound ‘Paharika Express’ from Chattogram smashed the auto-rickshaw while it was passing the level crossing, leaving one passenger of the auto-rickshaw dead on the spot and two others injured.

However, the gate-man of the level crossing claimed that the driver of the CNG-run auto-rickshaw crossed the bamboo-fenced gate violating the signal.

Mir Sabbir Ali, officer-in-charge of Sayestaganj Railway Police, said the body was sent to the local hospital morgue.