Last updated 08/12/10
19 killed, 300 injured in Narsingdi in a head on trains collision
At least Nineteen people were killed , About 300 injured in a head on collision between two trains at Narsingdi Railway Station on Wednesday afternoon. [Agencies/UNB/ File Photo : demotix.com]
UNB correspondent Palash counted 19 bodies rescued from the twisted compartments. Casualty figure may be doubled, he told by phone from the spot.
Many of the injured were seen lost their limbs.
Engines of both the trains were broken into pieces.
Five compartments of Chattala Express slammed on top of Mahangar Express. At least 8 compartments of both the trains were derailed.
Rescue teams of Fire Brigade and police were pulling out bodies and wounded passengers still bleeding.
Station Master Maran Chanra was not on duty. He said negligence of Assistant Station Master ATM Musa who was on duty was responsible for the disaster. Musa went into hiding.
Five compartments were twisted in the accident
The area (Narsingdi ) is 25 miles (40 kilometers) east of Dhaka , the capital City.
Hundreds of people were also injured in the accident between the trains -- Chittagong ( port city ) bound intercity train 'Mahangar Godhuli' and Dhaka bound local train 'Chattala Express'.
Rescue operation is on going
[Agencies/ UNB/ Sat TV]
Norway gives clean cheat to Grameen Bank
According to the report, there is no indication that Norwegian funds have been used for unintended purposes, or that Grameen Bank has engaged in corrupt practices or embezzled funds.
Norwegian Minister for Environment and International Development Erik Solheim on Wednesday clarified that Grameen Bank had not embezzled the donor's funds or used the money for unintended purposes.[The Daily Star ]
He also said Grameen Bank was not involved in corrupt practices, according to a press release posted on the Norwegian Foreign Affairs Ministry website.
As Solheim requested Norad to prepare a report on the fund transfer by Grameen Bank to another of its spin-off organisation following a TV series broadcast by a Norwegian channel, the minister said the matter was concluded when the agreement concerning reimbursement of the funds was entered into in May 1998.
According to the report, there is no indication that Norwegian funds have been used for unintended purposes, or that Grameen Bank has engaged in corrupt practices or embezzled funds. The matter was concluded when the agreement concerning reimbursement of the funds was entered into in May 1998 under the government in office at the time, said Erik Solheim. [Daily Star] FULL STORY
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