Balasore Train Tragedy: Over 288 Dead, 1000 Injured; PM Modi Meets Injured Victims | Updates

Odisha: 288 people died and over 1000 were injured as two trains collided at Odisha’s Balasore on Friday.

Three trains including Coromandel Express, Duronto Express, and a goods train rammed into each other causing a massive collision.

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  • After meeting some of the injured victims of the Balasore train crash Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “It’s a painful incident. Govt will leave no stone unturned for the treatment of those injured. It’s a serious incident, instructions issued for probe from every angle. Those found guilty will be punished stringently. Railway is working towards track restoration. I met the injured victims.”
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived at the Fakir Mohan Hospital in Balasore, Odisha, where a number of train crash victims are receiving medical treatment.
  • PM Narendra Modi spoke to Cabinet Secretary and Health Minister from the site. He asked them to ensure all needed help is provided to the injured and their families. He also said that special care must be taken to ensure that the bereaved families don’t face inconvenience and that the affected keep getting the assistance they require.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the accident site.
  • PM Narendra Modi is leaving for Odisha where he will review the situation in the wake of the train mishap: PMO
  • PM Modi chairs high-level meeting

  • PM Narendra Modi is to go to Odisha on Saturday. First, he will visit the site of the accident in Balasore and then he will visit the hospital in Cuttack: Sources to ANI
  • PM Modi calls a high-level meeting on the Balasore Train accident
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi has convened a meeting to review the situation in relation to the rail accident: Govt of India Sources quoted by newswire ANI.
  • The train accident in Odisha is unfortunate. We are talking to the railway officials and collecting the details of the victims from Andhra Pradesh. My deepest condolences to the bereaved families. I pray to God to give them peace of mind: Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy
  • As per the information received till now, there are 238 casualties. Around 650 injured passengers have been taken to the Hospitals of Gopalpur, Khantapara, Balasore, Bhadrak and Soro: South Eastern Railway
  • The identified bodies are either handed over to their relatives or transported to their respective destinations after autopsy. The statutory procedure will be followed for the unidentified ones: Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena
  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw reached the accident spot.
  • Our focus is on rescue and relief operations. Restoration will begin after clearance from district administration. A detailed high-level inquiry will be conducted and the rail safety commissioner will also do an independent inquiry: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • It’s a big tragic accident. Railway, NDRF, SDRF, and State govt are conducting the rescue operation. Best possible healthcare facilities will be provided. Compensation was announced yesterday. A high-level committee has been formed to inquire about it: Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
  • PM Modi announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the kin of the deceased in the train accident in Odisha and Rs 50,000 to the injured
  • Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw also announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs 10 lakhs in case of death of accident victims and Rs 2 lakhs for those with grievous injuries and Rs 50,000 for those with minor injuries
  • The injured are shifted to Soro CHC, Gopalpur CHC, and Khantapada PHC, while many are feared trapped.
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  • Several trains were canceled while some are diverted in the section affected by train derailment.
  • Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik expresses grief over a train accident and arrived at the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) control room to take stock of the relief operation in the aftermath of a train derailment.
  • Odisha CM will go to Balasore on Saturday morning to oversee rescue operations at the site.

  • Team of Odisha Fire and Emergency Service of 26 members with advance rescue equipment moved to the train accident site for rescue operations.
  • NDRF and SDRF teams are on the spot, 600-700 rescue force personnel working, said Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena.
  • Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Odisha along with senior officers Hemant Sharma, Balwant Singh, Arvind Agarwal, DG Fire Services moved to the spot to supervise arrangements.


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