.The rail communications of Chittagong with Dhaka remained cut off following a collision between a Demu train and a truck at Panusua in Comilla sadar upazila.Comilla railway station master Shafiqur Rahman said the accident took place when a sand-laden truck hit the Comilla-bound Demu train at an unauthorised level-crossing around 9:30am on Saturday.Following the collision, the wheels of the train veered off the rail track, said the station master.A Dhaka-bound train, ‘Subarna Express’, got stranded at Comilla rail station following the derailment, reports UNB.A relief train from Akhaura was on its way to the spot to salvage the Demu train, he added.
The lights have failed in the area marked (A), while congestion is reported out to the yellow markers (Image: Inrix) Further afield in Staffordshire the A38 Northbound remains closed after a burst pipe flooded the carriageway between Alrewas and Barton-under-Needwood last night. Contractors are working to reopen the route but a diversion remains in place. Read MoreNew £3.5m fund will help fix THOUSANDS of potholes on our crumbling roads For live updates on the traffic light failure and other traffic and travel news from across North Staffordshire and South Cheshire, visit today’s live traffic and travel feed here. Want to keep up to date with the latest traffic and travel news?Each day Stoke-on-Trent Live journalists bring you the latest news on the roads and railways across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and further afield to help keep you on the move. For the very latest updates on roads including the M6, A500, A50 and more, visit our dedicated traffic and travel news channel here. We also run a live news feed each weekday, which you can access on our website’s homepage from 7am to 9pm from Monday to Friday. And for more as-we-get-it updates on the roads across the region and beyond, join The Sentinel’s traffic and travel Facebook group here. Get the biggest Daily stories by emailSubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribingSee our privacy noticeCould not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMotorists around Stafford face delays this morning after a set of temporary traffic lights failed. The lights are stuck on red near Parkside Avenue, traffic data company INRIX reports. Traffic is queuing in both directions as a result of the failure – with congestion reported back to B5066 Sandon Road and on M6 to J14 A34 / A5013 / A5013 Creswell Grove (Stafford North).