The Coromandel Express derailed after colliding with a goods train in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday evening. According to the news agency PTI, 50 people have died in the accident. More than 350 passengers are injured. 8 bogies of the train overturned. The engine climbed onto the freight train.
Relief and rescue work is going on. Another train accident also happened near Balasore. Some bogies of the Bengaluru Howrah Superfast derailed here. So far, information about the injured in this accident has not been received.
Passengers injured in the derailment of the Coromandel Express have been admitted to hospitals in Bahanaga. Medical teams have also been sent from Balasore and other nearby districts for help. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik expressed grief over the accident. Said- I just reviewed the situation of the train accident. I will visit the spot tomorrow morning.
The administration has issued the emergency control room number 6782262286 regarding the accident. 6 trains on this route have been cancelled. The routes of some trains have been changed.
6 trains have been canceled after the accident. While the route of some trains has been changed.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district. He spoke to Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and took stock of the situation.
The news of Coromandel Express train accident in Balasore, Odisha is very worrying.
I pray to God for the speedy recovery of the injured. Close Youth Congress colleagues are requested to cooperate with the administration in the relief campaign. pic.twitter.com/DFWIB2edDN
— Srinivas BV (@srinivasiyc) June 2, 2023
NDRF team reached the spot
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed Minister of State Pramila Mallick and the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) to rush to the accident site immediately. Minister and (SRC) are reaching the spot. The first 22-member NDRF team from Balasore Railway Station (BLS) has already reached the spot.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee expressed grief over the accident. Said- The Shalimar-Coromandel Express carrying passengers from Bengal collided with a goods train near Balasore. We are working closely with the Government of Odisha and also with the South Eastern Railway. A team of 5-6 members is being sent to the spot to help the Odisha government.
both the trains came on the same line
It is being told that this accident happened due to the arrival of both the trains on the same line. Due to a faulty signal on the railway track, both the trains collided on the same track.
According to media reports, this train left Shalimar station at 3.15 pm. It derailed after colliding with a goods train at 7:20 pm near Bahanaga station, 40KM from Balasore in Odisha.
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