New Delhi: About 300 people have died so far in a tragic train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district took place on Friday evening. Over 900 people are said to be injured.
In fact, several coaches of the Coromandel Express derailed, after which it collided with another train coming from the front on the second line and tragic mishap occurred.
An inquiry has been ordered into the Odisha train accident. South Eastern Zone Commissioner Railway Safety (CRS) A M Chaudhary will conduct an inquiry into the major train accident.
According to the Odisha Chief Secretary, 288 people have died. The injured have been admitted to hospitals in Gopalpur, Kantapara, Balasore, Bhadrak and Soro for treatment. According to the information, relief and rescue work is still going on.
Many people were trapped in the derailed coaches and locals were helping emergency services personnel to rescue them, but darkness hampered the operation.
According to Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena, 7 NDRF, 5 ODRAF and 24 Fire Service Units, local police, volunteers are working hard in search and rescue.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said efforts were on to treat the injured. He also said that a high-level committee will investigate this terrible accident and CRS will also conduct an independent investigation.
The cause of the accident will be ascertained. At the moment, the focus is on rescue and exact reason behind accident to be happened after the inquiry, officials said.
About 92 more trains passing through this route have been affected by the rail accident. As a result, 43 trains were cancelled. Meanwhile, the route of 38 trains was diverted. While 9 trains have been terminated. Apart from this, a train was rescheduled.