Sylhet-Dhaka train fire-bombed in Habiganj
20 February 2015, Nirapad News: Fire-bombs were hurled at Sylhet-bound ‘Kalni Express’ but the driver hit top gear and sped away to safety, officials say.
‘Kalni Express’ assistant driver Anal Biswas told the press after reaching Srimangal station, the petrol bombs were lobbed at the train when it reached outer signal of Rashidpur at Habiganj around 10 pm on Thursday. “I raised the speed of the train and cleared the area immediately,” he said.
No casualties have been reported yet. Earlier in the day, miscreants set fire to an inter-city ‘Meghna Express’ at Chandpur around 3 am on Thursday. But no casualties were reported, said Assistant Station Master.
“The miscreants set a carriage of the train on fire in Borochandpur area after pouring petrol on it but railway employees doused the flames soon enough,” he added.