Train Collision in Odisha India killed up to 207 people and injured 900 others on Friday, June 2, 2023 evening. The train crash occurred in Odisha State.
The Chief Secretary of State, Pradeep Jena, said the accident involved two passenger trains and one freight train in Balasore District, Odisha.
Jena added that there were more than 200 ambulances and 100 additional doctors deployed to the site of the unfortunate train crash.
” Death toll in train crash rising. The latest report from @SRC_Odisha from the crash site put the figure at 207.900 people injured,” Jena said via her Twitter.
Meanwhile, the Director General of the Odisha Fire Department, Sudhanshu Sarangi, stated that 207 bodies had been found.
Indian Railways revealed that the two trains involved in the collision were the Coromandel Express and the Howrah Superfast Express.
It is alleged that several carriages of the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express derailed at around 7 pm local time, with some of them ending up on the opposite track.
Another train, the Howrah Superfast Express that was traveling from Yesvantpur to Howrah, then allegedly hit the overturned carriage.
India‘s worst rail disaster occurred in 1981, when an overcrowded passenger train was thrown off the tracks and into a river during a cyclone in Bihar state, killing at least 800 people.