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The incident took place around 7 pm on Friday near Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore district. After the accident, rail traffic had to be stopped on this route.
The death toll in the train accident in Odisha’s Balasore on Friday evening has risen to 288. More than 900 people are injured. The accident took place near Bahanga Bazar station in Balasore at around 7 pm on Friday evening. The news agency quoted the railway as saying that the anti-collision armor system between trains was not present on this route.
After 23 hours of the accident i.e. till 6 pm on Saturday, the Railway Minister or the Railway Ministry did not say anything on the reasons for the accident. Kept repeating the matter of getting the investigation done from the minister to the officer. Here the news agency has reported quoting sources that signal failure can also be the reason for the accident.
NDRF team engaged in rescue on Saturday after the train accident in Odisha on Friday evening
First there was news of train derailment, then information about collision was received.
An hour after the accident, the news of a train derailment came in Balasore at around 8 pm. After this, it was known that the second train was derailed. At around 10 pm, it became clear that two passenger trains and a goods train had collided. Initially, there was information about 30 people killed, but late in the night this figure crossed 200.
A train collided with a goods train, the Duronto coming from the front collided with its bogies
Railway officials said that a goods train was standing on the outer line of Bahanga Bazar station. The Coromandel Express going from Howrah to Chennai derailed here and collided with a goods train. The engine of the express overturned the goods train and the bogies fell onto the third track. After some time, the Howrah-Bengaluru Duronto coming on the third track hit the coaches of the Coromandel Express. Understand how the accident happened with the help of motion graphics below.
PM Modi reached the spot, also met the injured
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the spot around 4 pm on Saturday. He also met the injured in the hospital. He said that whoever is guilty of the accident will not be spared. Instructions have been given for all kinds of tests. We will take lessons from this incident and rectify the system. The PM thanked those who helped the injured.
PM Modi first reached the spot and took stock of the situation. Then interacted with the injured in the hospital.
Here, the Railways has issued helpline numbers at different stations.
Now 6 pictures after the accident…
The collision was so strong that the engine of the Coromandel Express also climbed on top of the goods train.
The accident was so gruesome that several bogies of the Coromandel Express overturned completely.
The bogies of the Coromandel Express climbed over a goods train standing on another track.
After the accident, the local people reached the spot and pulled out the trapped people by using ladders.
There was a pile of dead bodies at the spot. Many people are feared to have died due to being buried under the debris.
More than 50 ambulances were deployed on the spot, from which the injured were taken to the hospital.
Railway Minister, CM of Odisha-Bengal reached Balasore
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav reached Balasore in the morning and ordered an inquiry into the accident. He announced Rs 10 lakh to the family of the dead, Rs 2 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 to those who sustained injuries. Expressing grief over the accident, Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi have appealed to the party workers to help the people.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik visited Balasore Hospital. He has declared one day state mourning in the state. West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee also reached Balasore. He announced compensation from the state for the affected. Here, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu has spoken to the Chief Minister of Odisha. Three state ministers have reached Odisha.
This is an aerial view of the train accident. Many coaches of both the trains were turned into junk after colliding with each other.
There was a difference of 3 hours between the two trains reaching Bahanaga station, but they came together.
Train No. 12864 Bengaluru – Howrah Superfast Express departed from Yesvantpur station in Bengaluru at 7:30 am on June 1. It was to reach Howrah on June 2 at around 8 pm. It reached Bhadrak at 06:30, with a delay of 3.30 hours from its scheduled time. The next station was Balasore, where the train was scheduled to reach at 7:52, with a delay of 4 hours.
Whereas, train number 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express left Howrah at 3:20 pm on June 2 itself. It reaches Chennai Central at 4:50 pm on 3 June. It reached Balasore on time at 6:37 PM. The next station was Bhadrak where the train was supposed to reach at 7:40 am, but at around 7 am both the trains passed face to face near Bahanaga Bazar station, when the accident happened.
14 years, same time of Friday, when Coromandel Express derailed in Odisha itself
Coromandel Express was the victim of a similar accident 14 years ago i.e. on 13 February 2009. It is a matter of coincidence that that accident also happened around 7:30 in the evening. The train was going towards Jajpur railway station. During this, it went on the wrong track and its 8 bogies were overturned. 16 passengers were killed and more than 40 were injured in the accident.
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