A man and his wife were killed and two of their family members injured when a freight train smashed a CNG-run auto-rickshaw at Shasangachha rail crossing in Cumilla on Wednesday morning.
The deceased were identified as the Farid Munsi, 70, and his wife Peyara Begum, 55, residents of Gazaria village in Debidwar upazila of the district.
Injured Farid’s daughter Akhi Akter, 16, and nephew auto-rickshaw driver Rakibul, 30, were admitted to Cumilla Medical College Hospital.
Locals said the Dhaka-bound train coming from Chattogram rammed into the auto-rickshaw in the rail crossing near Cumilla Railway Station around 6:45 am, leaving the four injured, said the railway police outpost on-duty officer Md Ismail Hossain Siraji.
Farid was declared dead around 8:30 am after he was taken to the hospital and his wife around 10 am.
The rail crossing gateman Mizanur Rahman said the accident took place when the auto-rickshaw driver tried to cross the rail line ignoring his signal and whistle of the train.
The deceased’s nephew Sohel Rana said Farid Munsi was going to the hospital from Debidwar to visit a doctor and also for some medical tests.
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