A five-member probe body has been formed after seven compartments of a Sylhet bound train derailed in Satgaon area of Moulvibazar.
The railway authorities formed the probe body headed by Divisional Transportation Officer (Dhaka) Mynul Islam as the railway communication with Sylhet was stopped all over the country following the derailment around 12pm.
The committee members include Divisional Engineer (Dhaka) Sultan Ali, Divisional Signaling and Telecommunication Engineer (Dhaka) Abu Hena, Divisional Engineer (Mechanical) Rezaul Karim and Divisional Mechanical Engineer (Wagon) Rezaul Karim.
The authorities have asked the committee to submit its report in the next seven working days, Mynul Islam told The Business Standard.
Assistant Station Master of Srimangal Railway Station Shakhawat Hossain said the train carrying fuel from Chattogram to Sylhet derailed in Satgaon area of Srimangal at around 12 noon today (Saturday).
A team of railway engineers reached the spot along with a rescue hydraulic tool van from Kulaura at around 2pm and another rescue relief train from Akhaura at around5.30 pm, Shakhawat added.
Meanwhile, four out of seven wagons have about 160,000 fuel oil. Oil spilled on and around the railway line as the oil-carrying bogie derailed. Ordinary people are crowding to collect this oil.