Over 200 people were killed and over 900 were injured when the Coromandel and Bengaluru-Howrah Express trains crashed and collided with a cargo train at Bahanaga station in Odisha’s Balasore district. a large number of passengers
Chief Minister M K Stalin stated on Saturday that the Tamil Nadu government will commemorate one day of mourning for those killed in the Odisha train accident. All government programmes, festivities, and a public gathering scheduled for today (Saturday) to commemorate former Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s centennial birth anniversary have been cancelled.
Stalin told reporters at the state emergency operation centre in Ezhilagam that the state government was collaborating closely with the Odisha government on the rescue effort and that a “special train has been made arrangements for those who were caught in the accident and could not return to Chennai.” Sports Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin and Transport Minister S S Sivasankar, together with senior state government officials, have gone to Odisha to coordinate rescue efforts.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting to examine the situation in relation to the rail tragedy.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is going to visit the train disaster scene in Balasore, Odisha, on Saturday, according to a top official. According to the official, Banerjee spoke over the phone with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik about the accident on Friday night. The Bengal CM kept a close eye on the situation from her Kalighat residence and expressed her sorrow at the tragic tragedy in Odisha’s Balasore district, where three trains derailed one on top of another in a horrifying sequence, killing at least 233 persons and wounding more than 900.
This is a tragic situation, and the railway agency should examine it and take action against those responsible. The lives of passengers should be prioritised by railways. Previously, railway ministers would quit in the aftermath of such train accidents, but no one is willing to speak up.
The Indian Army has been sent to help with the evacuation and care of injured residents. The Eastern Command has deployed Army medical and engineering personnel, as well as ambulances and support services. The teams were dispatched from several bases in order to get at the scene of the incident as soon as feasible.
According to the latest information, there are 238 casualties. Approximately 650 injured passengers were transported to hospitals in Gopalpur, Khantapara, Balasore, Bhadrak, and Soro: South Eastern Railway Company