A 55-year-old man who was out on a morning walk died after being hit by a speeding train at a level crossing in Jessore city on Friday morning.

The deceased was identified as Abdul Hakim, owner of a watch shop and son of Abdur Rashid from the Railgate Paschim Para area of the city.

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Abdul’s brother Rafiqul Islam said he was a member of an organization — Bhorer Shathi — and used to go for morning walks with other members daily.

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“On his way back home around 8am, Abdul stumbled on the railway track at the level crossing on Mujib Road and was hit by the Benapole-bound train,” Rafiqul said.

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