Odisha Train Accident: A horrific train accident took place in Balasore, Odisha on Friday evening. The number of dead in this accident is continuously increasing. So far 237 people have died in the accident. While 900 people are injured. Odisha chief secretary Pradeep Jena on Saturday confirmed that the death toll in the horrific train derailment in Balasore had risen to 237.
Odisha Train Accident A painful train accident has happened in Odisha. So far 237 people have died in this accident. While the death toll is continuously increasing. At the same time, more than 900 people are said to be injured. Whose treatment is going on in different hospitals. The injured are being taken to nearby hospitals in Bahanaga, Sore and Balasore.
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Shalimar Helpline Number 9903370746.
— South Eastern Railway (@serailwaykol) June 2, 2023
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav will visit the incident site today and take stock of the situation. Along with this, he has also announced compensation. In a tweet, the Railway Minister has announced Rs 10 lakh to the families of the dead, Rs 2 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 to the lightly injured.
Ex-gratia compensation to the victims of this unfortunate train accident in Odisha;
₹10 Lakh in case of death,
₹2 Lakh towards grievous and ₹50,000 for minor injuries.
— Ashwini Vaishnaw (@AshwiniVaishnaw) June 2, 2023
Coromandel Express (12841-Up) crashed near Panpana, two km from Bahanga station under Balasore district on Friday evening. On Friday, the train was going from Shalimar to Chennai. Meanwhile, at around 7:05 pm, Bahanga boarded the goods train parked near the station.
Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to Railway Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw and took stock of the situation. Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all…
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 2, 2023
After this, the Coromandel Express train collided with the express going from Bangalore to Howrah. According to Kharagpur DRM, first the Coromandel Express derailed, after which the Bengaluru Howrah Express collided. In this accident, 12 coaches of both the trains got derailed.