Many individuals have been killed and 300 have been injured when a passenger prepare hit the derailed coaches of one other prepare in Odisha’s Balasore this night. Many are feared trapped. A 3rd freight prepare was additionally concerned within the accident, Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena informed NDTV.
Coromandel Specific, which was going from Kolkata to Chennai, rammed into the derailed coaches of the opposite prepare, which was going from Bengaluru to Kolkata, Railway Ministry spokesperson Amitabh Sharma informed NDTV.
The small print of the 2 trains are 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Specific and 12864 Yashwantpur-Howrah Superfast Specific.
Fifteen coaches of Coromandel Specific got here off the tracks, whereas two of the opposite prepare acquired derailed.
Odisha Hearth Companies chief Sudhanshu Sarangi is supervising rescue operations. Medical schools and hospitals in and round Balasore have been alerted and 60 ambulances have been mobilised.
Over 100 personnel of the Nationwide Catastrophe Aid Drive (NDRF) and its state counterpart are on the lookout for trapped passengers and slicing by the particles to succeed in them.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted she is monitoring the scenario regularly personally with the Chief Secretary and different senior officers.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has informed Income Minister Pramila Malik to go to the accident website, information company PTI reported.
Derailment of 12841 Shalimar – Chennai Coromandal Specific
Howrah Assist line Quantity : 033-26382217
Kharagpur Assist line Quantity: 8972073925 & 9332392339
Balasore Assist line Quantity: 8249591559 & 7978418322
Shalimar Assist line Quantity: 9903370746
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Howrah helpline – 033 26382217, Kharagpur helpline – 8972073925, 9332392339, Balasore helpline – 8249591559, 7978418322, Shalimar helpline – 9903370746, MAS helpline – 044 25330952, 044 25330953, 044 25354771