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Odisha Train Accident: Railways urge victims’ families to reach through toll-free number

New Delhi: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Monday said the Railways is trying to approach families of the victim of the Odisha train accident to further the process. “Yesterday night the affected area was restored, and operations are normalising. Today it was our focus to reach out to the families of the passengers of the Odisha […]

Edited By : Pranjal Gupta | Updated: Jun 5, 2023 19:30 IST
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New Delhi: Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw Monday said the Railways is trying to approach families of the victim of the Odisha train accident to further the process.

Yesterday night the affected area was restored, and operations are normalising. Today it was our focus to reach out to the families of the passengers of the Odisha Train Tragedy across the nation,” siad the minister.

“I appeal to people nationwide to reach out to us at our toll-free numbers so that further process continues,” he added.

Odisha Train Accident: How did it happen?

The collision of three trains namely: Coromandel Express, Howrah Superfast Express and a goods train already parked at the Bahanaga Bazar station, is the India’s fifth deadliest accidents in its history, stated BBC.

There are no confirmation yet on which train derailed first but Railways Spokesperson Amitabh Sharma said that it was the Coromandel Express that was coming from Shalimar railway station in West Bengal, which lost control at first place.

The train hit the stationary goods train at the station. As per the media reports, the collosion affected the Howrah Superfast Express too that was passing by at the time of the accident.

First published on: Jun 05, 2023 07:30 PM IST

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