Bomb scare hits rail services in Bangladesh

Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur.

Updated: Jul 07, 2012, 20:44 PM IST

Dhaka: Train services on two routes in northwest Bangladesh were suspended Saturday after a bomb-like object was found lying on a rail track in Dinajpur, along the border with India`s West Bengal state.

Residents of Bochaganj sub-district saw a box connected by two wires that was lying on the rail track around 9 am, and informed railway officials, the Daily Star reported.
Trains between Dinajpur-Panchagarh and Dinajpur-Thakurgaon were suspended.

A nine-member bomb disposal squad reached the spot around 3 pm and examined the box, but did not say whether it was an explosive.

Dinajpur is around 280 km from Dhaka.

IANS