Balasore train accident of Odisha: Officials and eyewitnesses have stated that the tragic train accident happened within a short span of time, from 6:50 pm to 7:10 pm.
New Delhi: In Odisha the Balasore train accident happend last evening, people says at least 261 people were dead and more the 900 plus people badly injured after this horrible train accident.
During the incident, the passenger train Coromandel Shalimar Express derailed and collided with a goods train. Additionally, another train Yesvantpur-Howrah Superfast crashed into the derailed coaches.
It is anticipated that the number of fatalities will rise, and there is apprehension that numerous individuals are still confined within the ruins.
Amitabh Sharma, executive director of Indian Railways, confirmed the direct involvement of two passenger trains in the accident, along with the participation of a parked goods train at the site.
One of the most fatal train accidents happened at approximately 7 pm when a significant number of passengers were asleep.
According to reports, the Coromandel Shalimar Express, which was on its way to Chennai, derailed and collided with a goods train, causing several coaches to overturn.
Afterward, the Yesvantpur-Howrah Superfast train crashed into the derailed coaches. It is noteworthy that the collisions involved both trains moving at a high speed.
Based on accounts from officials and witnesses, the devastating incident happened within a few minutes, specifically between 6:50 pm and 7:10 pm.
In response to concerns about potential operational failures, the Railways have initiated an investigation.
Throughout the night, rescue operations persisted as workers and local residents made efforts to extract bodies and survivors from the severely damaged wreckage.
Views from the accident scene displayed shattered and twisted train coaches, along with torn-apart train tracks, indicating severe damage.