A train has hit and killed a sexagenarian woman in Dhaka while she with her daughter was walking along the tracks.
The accident happened around 12:45pm in Kuril Biswa Road area on Wednesday.
The dead has been identified as Firoza Begum, mother of 35-year-old Nazma Begum, hailing from Gutiab village in Narayanganj’s Rupganj Upazila.
Nazma, who narrowly escaped the accident, said she with her sick mother came to Dhaka early on Wednesday to see a doctor at the BIRDEM Hospital.
After the visit they met the accident while they were crossing the railway to catch the Rupganj-bound bus home.
Nazma was speaking on her mobile phone while walking on the tracks and her mother was following her, according to an eyewitness.
The train from Kamalapur Railway Station hit Firoza from behind and she was dead on the spot. Nazma jumped aside but suffered minor injuries on her knees.