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Minister: 110 train stoning incidents recorded in nine months

  • Published at 02:32 pm October 3rd, 2021
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The government will take legal action against those involved in the incidents

A total of 110 incidents of stoning moving trains have been reported till September this year, said Railways Minister Md Nurul Islam Sujan on Sunday. 

"Twenty-nine people suffered injuries while 103 windowpanes of different train bogies were damaged due to throwing stones at trains," he told a press briefing at Rail Bhaban in Dhaka. 

"We want relief from this problem and are working in a coordinated way to prevent it. Already the government has identified the spots where stoning incidents occur frequently," said the minister. 

The spots are - Pahartoli, Sitakunda-Barabkunda in Chittagong district, Fazilpur-Kalidah in Feni district, Narsingdi, Jinardi and Ghorashal in Narsingdi district under the railway east zone.

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Under the west zone, the spots are - Chuadanga outer in Chuadanga district, Abdulpur Railway Station in Natore district, Shaheed S Mansur Ali Railway Station, Bangabandhu Bridge West Railway Station in Sirajganj district, Muladuli Railway Station in Pabna district, Kismat-Ruhia of Thakurgaon and Panchagarh district, Changura Railway Station in Pabna district, Bhelurpur Railway Station in Bogra district, Bamandanga Railway Station in Gaibandha district, Akkelpur Railway Station in Joypurhat district, Ullapara Railway Station and Salp Railway Station, Jamtoil Railway Station in Sirajganj district, Baral Bridge in Pabna district, and Phultala Railway Station in Khulna district.

Incidents of stoning moving trains have increased in recent times that left many people, including railway staff, guards and passengers injured. 

Even some people lost their eyes while some died, said the minister.

Already the government has taken some steps to prevent such incidents and it will take legal action against those involved in the incidents, he added.