Coromandel train accident: 280 people have been killed so far in the horrific train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district. More than 900 people are injured.
Coromandel Express derails: A horrific train accident took place in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday (June 2) evening. Several coaches of the Howrah-bound Coromandel Express derailed and collided with another train. The accident was so terrible that so far 233 people have been killed and more than 900 injured. Because of which the hospitals are piled up with injured. The accident occurred due to the collision of the Mall train, Coromandel Express and Howrah Express trains.
This Balasore incident has shocked everyone. Dead bodies are lying everywhere, there are screams. Some are stuck in the train and some are lying on the tracks. The relief work is going on fast, while the number of injured and killed is constantly increasing. According to information, despite the ongoing rescue operation for the last 12 hours, a large number of people are still trapped in the accident train.
The rescue operation is going on throughout the night.
In this train incident in Balasore district, local people and rescue teams are trying to evacuate people trapped in the coaches. 600 officials of the railway, fire brigade and local police administration were taking out the people stuck in the bogies in the dark and taking them to the hospital. The accident took place near Behnaga Bazar station, 40 km from Balasore. Hospitals from Behnaga, Balasore to Bhubaneswar are full of injured.
Collision between three trains
Several coaches of the Howrah-bound 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express first derailed and fell on the adjacent track near Balasore at around 7.30 pm. On the other hand, Romandal Express from Shalimar to Chennai was coming at full speed. The collision between Howrah and Coromandel Express was so severe that the coaches of the Coromandel Express also derailed and collided with the goods train coming on the other track.
Order of State Mourning
Due to the accident in Odisha, the government has canceled all programs on Saturday, June 3. Along with this, mourning has also been ordered in the state. Railway Minister Ashwini Vishnu has announced the compensation amount for the dead and injured.
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Odisha train accident: 48 trains canceled so far, many routes changed, here are the new helpline numbers.
Trains were diverted
Partly running trains
Railways has released helpline numbers.
After the train accident in Odisha’s Balasore, the Railways has released helpline numbers for the information of the accident victims. The relatives of the victims can call these numbers to get information.
HQ Commercial Control Helpline Number- Railway: 88516
slo helpline no
Auto – 65601
BSNL No. 0883 – 2420541
Autophone No. 65395
TDD Help Desk
BSNL No: 08818-226162
EE Help Desk
BZA Help Desk
BSNL :- 0866-2576924
BPP Help Desk
BSNL No: 08643-222178
OGL Help Desk
Railway CUG No. – 7815909489
NLR Help Desk
BSNL :- 0861-2342028
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