The train accident happened around 7.20 PM IST near Bahanaga Bazar station when the train was on the way to Chennai Central station from the Shalimar station near Kolkata.
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As per the recent trends, At least 900 people were injured and 280 feared dead after five bogies of Coromandel Express 12841 derailed due to a head-on collision with a goods train near Bahanaga station in Balasore district, Odisha on Friday. PM Narendra Modi took stock of the situation and spoke to Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. “Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all possible assistance is being given to those affected,” he asserted.
Meanwhile, Railway minister, announces ₹10 lakh ex gratia for kin of deceased, ₹2 lakh for those severely injured. Minister for railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced ex-gratia of ₹10 lakh, ₹2 lakh for those severely injured. “Ex-gratia compensation to the victims of this unfortunate train accident in Odisha; ₹10 Lakh in case of death, ₹2 Lakh towards grievous and ₹50,000 for minor injuries,” Vaishnaw tweeted.
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Full list of helpline numbers
Derailment of 12841 Shalimar – Chennai Coromandel Express
Howrah Helpline Number: 033-26382217
Kharagpur Helpline Number: 8972073925 & 9332392339
Balasore Helpline Number: 8249591559 & 7978418322
Shalimar Helpline Number: 9903370746
Pray for success of rescue operation: President Draupadi Murmu
“Deeply anguished to know about the loss of lives in an unfortunate rail accident in Balasore, Odisha. My heart goes out to the bereaved families. I pray for the success of rescue operations and quick recovery of the injured,” Draupadi Murmu tweeted.
PM Narendra Modi expresses grief
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today expressed grief over the loss of lives in the train accident in Odisha. “Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to Railway Minister and took stock of the situation. Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all possible assistance is being given to those affected,” he tweeted.
‘Urge Congress workers to extend all support’, Said Rahul Gandhi.
“Anguished by the tragic news of the accident involving the Coromandel Express, in Balasore, Odisha. My heart goes out to the bereaved families. Wishing for the speedy recovery of those injured. I urge Congress workers & leaders to extend all support needed for rescue efforts,” tweeted Congress leader Rahul Gandhi.
Amit Shah offers condolences on Odisha train accident
Union home minister Amit Shah on Friday offered condolences to the families of those killed in the Odisha train accident and said: “The train accident at Balasore in Odisha is deeply agonizing. The NDRF team has already reached the accident site, and other teams are also rushing to join the rescue operation. My condolences to the bereaved families and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured”.
Arvind Kejriwal expresses grief
‘May God give strength & courage to their families in this difficult time’, says Arvind Kejriwal. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today expressed anguish at the tragic accident in Odisha, and tweeted: “This painful train accident in Odisha is very unfortunate and distressing. My condolences to all the families who lost their loved ones in this tragic accident. May God give place to the departed souls at his feet and give strength and courage to their families in this difficult time”.
Mamata Banerjee on Odisha Train Accident
Nearly 50 ambulances have reported but the injured appear far too many. Large no of buses being mobilised to shift injured to hospital: Odisha Chief Secretary.
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