280 dead, 900 injured due to collision of 3 trains, the atmosphere is mournful with screams
- First 30, then 50, then 70 people, the death toll rose to 120 by midnight.
- In no time the death toll rose from 207 to 280
- Gas cutters had to be used to extricate the trapped bodies
The accident near Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore, Odisha is heartbreaking. The news of the accident came out piecemeal on Friday evening. Earlier there was news of a collision between the Coromandel Express and a freight train. After this the case of collision with Howrah Express also came up and by late evening it was clear that three trains had collided. The pictures of the accident that have come out are horrific, from which it was feared that the death toll would be high. That’s what happened, first 30, then 50, then 70 people, the death toll rose to 120 by midnight and in no time from 207 to 280. According to the figures so far, 900 people are injured. Odisha Chief Minister Sachin Pradeep Jena gave this information.
The rescue operation went on throughout the night. What has come up in the meantime, know the special updates
Army is also involved in relief work
As darkness fell on Saturday morning, the picture of the incident became clearer. There was commotion throughout the night in Bahnaga Bazar area. It is learned that many bodies are still trapped in the wreckage of the train coach. Coromandel Express has the highest death toll since many AC coaches overturned on the front track. While the NDRF had to use gas cutters to extricate the bodies trapped between the bogies, there are many injured who are trapped in the damaged bogies. The army has also extended its hand to help in the rescue work. Bodies of passengers are being recovered from the spot where the Coromandel Express collided with a goods train.
CM Naveen Patnaik has announced a day of political mourning
CM Naveen Patnaik has made a big announcement regarding the train accident on Friday. According to this announcement, a one-day political mourning has been declared in the state on June 3. Therefore, no festival will be celebrated on June 3 in the entire state. Information and Public Relations Department of Odisha has given this information.
Order to inquire into the cause of the accident
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, ‘I have ordered a high-level inquiry to find out why the accident took place. It is necessary to reach the root cause. On the other hand, regarding the supply of medicines and other essential materials for accident victims admitted to hospitals, Secretary Shalini Pandit said, “All necessary first aid materials, medicines and IV fluids are in sufficient stock”. Also, some excess stock from godowns in Mayurbhanj district is being shifted to Balasore immediately. He said that we are alert for every situation.