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Former professor of Khulna University dies after falling off moving train

Published: February 22, 2020 15:03:34 | Updated: February 22, 2020 20:46:18


Professor Mizanur Rahman Professor Mizanur Rahman

A former professor of Khulna University has died after ‘attempting to board a moving train’ in Khulna.

Mizanur Rahman, 65, was wounded around 6:00am on Saturday, said Wahid Khan, chief of Khulna Railway Security Force.

He was a professor of the Soil, Water and Environment Department and had retired recently, bdnews24.com reported.

"Mizanur ran to board the Benapole-bound train, which was already on its way. He succeeded in getting on the train but failed to hold on to the door handle. He was probably tired because of running and fell down between the train and platform. His right arm and leg got dismembered," Khan said.

Later, police and locals rushed him to Khulna Medical College Hospital, where the on-duty doctor declared him dead, Wahid added.

Khulna University vice chancellor Mohammed Faiquzzaman said, "A group of people, including Prof Mizanur Rahman, was going to a flower plantation in Jashore’s Godkhali.

"However, Mizanur arrived a little late and the train had already set off by then. Mizanur died as he attempted to get on a moving train."

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