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Published : 01 Apr 2024 10:47 PM

A woman 111jnd a college student died after being hit by a moving train in Gaibandha district headquarters on Monday morning.

Witnesses said a woman tried to commit suicide by diving under the wheels of a train with her one-year-old son while the college student instinctively jumped on the tracks to try and save her and the child.

The deceased were identified as Rajia Begum, wife of Anowar Hossain of Majhipara area under Gaibandha municipality and Jubayer, an intermediate second year student of a local college.

Local municipality councillor Abdus Samad Rokan said the woman was standing on the rail  track to commit suicide with her son centring family feud in Adhorsha College Gate area around 9:30 am. As a local train from Gaibandha station was heading towards the woman, noticing this Jubayer rushed to the spot and was trying to save the mother and her son.Though the baby could be saved, the running train crashed into the woman and the college student, leaving them critically injured, he said.

Later, locals took them to Gaibandha General Hospital where physicians declared them dead upon arrival, he said.