Odisha News: train accident Odisha updates; More than 200 people were killed, and over 900 Are Injured

 train accident Odisha updates; More than 200 people were killed, and over 900 Are Injured
Odisha News: train accident Odisha updates; More than 200 people were killed, and over 900 Are Injured

Odisha News: The death toll in the triple train accident Odisha on Friday evening has surpassed 230, with more than 900 individuals sustaining injuries.

The tragic incident occurred in Balasore, Odisha, where a horrific train derailment unfolded at approximately 7 pm. Approximately 10 to 12 coaches of the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express veered off the tracks and landed on the adjacent track, resulting in a serious derailment. Subsequently, the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express collided with the derailed coaches, causing three to four of its own coaches to derail as well. To exacerbate the situation, a goods train was also caught up in the collision.

Following the incident, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has taken swift action by initiating a comprehensive inquiry into the derailment. Expressing his regret, the minister emphasized the timely commencement of rescue operations upon receiving the report. The Ministry of Railways has declared compensation amounts for the affected individuals: Rs. 10 lakh will be provided to the families of the deceased, Rs. 2 lakh to those who are critically injured, and Rs. 50,000 to individuals with minor injuries.

Updates of Train Accident Odisha

  • The Italian Embassy in India would like to express its sincere condolences to the people of India and the affected families in Odisha following the Balasore train accident Odisha. Our embassy deeply sympathizes with the victims of this devastating incident.
  • According to Pradeep Jena, the Chief Secretary of Odisha, there are presently seven units of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), five units of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRF), 24 fire service units, as well as local police and volunteers actively involved in the ongoing rescue operation.
  • The recent train collision in Odisha, which resulted in the loss of 233 lives and left over 900 injured, is one of the most devastating accidents in recent times and since India gained independence. The magnitude of the lives lost is comparable to the Gaisal accident in 1999 and the Jnaneswari accident in 2010, both of which occurred in West Bengal.
  • According to Pradeep Jena, the identified bodies are either handed over to their respective relatives or transported to their designated destinations after completing the autopsies. For the unidentified bodies, the necessary statutory procedures will be followed, as stated by the Chief Secretary of Odisha.
  • JP Nadda, the national president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), has expressed his deep anguish regarding the Coromandel Express train accident in Balasore, Odisha. Pradeep Jena, the Chief Secretary of Odisha, confirmed the incident after the collision between a passenger train and a freight train on Friday, resulting in the tragic loss of 233 lives and injuring 900 people. The BJP has postponed all its programs nationwide in light of this devastating train accident Odisha.
  • The rescue team is currently working on cutting the severely damaged bogie, which is the only one left after the tragic train accident in Balasore, Odisha, as reported by the state Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena in an interview with ANI.
  • According to AFP reports, the death toll from the horrific three-train collision in Balasore, Odisha, has risen to 288, with over 850 injured. This accident marks the deadliest railway disaster in India in over 20 years. Images from the crash site depict severely damaged train compartments and blood-stained openings near Balasore, Odisha. Rescue workers diligently search for survivors trapped in the mangled wreckage while numerous bodies have been laid out under white sheets beside the tracks.
  • Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, upon reaching the accident site, stated that the primary focus is on rescue and relief operations. Once the district administration grants clearance, restoration work will commence. A thorough high-level inquiry will be conducted, and the rail safety commissioner will conduct an independent investigation.
  • Tamil Nadu CM, MK Stalin, has announced one day of mourning in the state following the train accident in Balasore, Odisha. The tragic incident resulted in the loss of 233 lives and left around 900 people injured.
  • Sudhanshu Sarangi, the Director General of Fire Services in Odisha, has expressed concerns that the death toll may rise further.
  • Pinak  Mishra, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in Cuttack, has assured that all necessary security measures have been taken to treat the injured victims. He mentioned that the affected individuals from the train collision could be transferred to the medical college and hospital in Cuttack region. Mishra further emphasised that the entire Cuttack team was prepared and had made adequate security arrangements to facilitate the admission of the injured.
  • “We have made arrangements to ensure the smooth admission of injured individuals coming here, as there is a medical college and hospital in Cuttack. The entire Cuttack team is ready and has taken the necessary security measures,” stated the Cuttack DCP.

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