3 June, 2023 | Nishtha Gupta
The death toll from a three-train crash in Balasore, Odisha, has risen to 288, according to Indian Railways.
The death toll from a three-train crash in Balasore, Odisha, has risen to 288, according to Indian Railways. “As of 2 p.m. today, the death toll in the Odisha train crash has risen to 288,” Indian Railways said in a statement. “747 people have been injured, with 56 critically injured.”
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the train crash site in Balasore, Odisha. Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan accompanied him.
The Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Coromandel Express, and a goods train collided on three separate tracks at Bahanaga Bazar Station in Odisha’s Balasore district. According to the Special Relief Commissioner’s office of the Odisha Government, 17 coaches of the two trains had derailed and were severely damaged.
According to government sources, PM Modi spoke with Cabinet Secretary and Health Minister at the scene and asked them to ensure that all necessary assistance is provided to the injured and their families.
PM Modi visited Fakir Mohan Hospital in Balasore after taking stock of the crash incident, where some of the passengers injured in Friday’s accident involving three trains were admitted.