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Odisha Train Accident LIVE News: Death Toll Rises to 288, PM Modi Takes Stock

In a massive train mishap, a passenger train collided with a freight train in Balasore on Friday night.

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Odisha Train Accident Live News Updates: At least 288 people have died and over 900 injured in a massive train mishap on Friday, 2 June, after the Coromandel Express and the Bengaluru-Howrah Express derailed in Odisha's Balasore. PM Modi has convened a meeting to review the situation.

Snapshot
  • Injured people taken to Medical College in Balasore, Soro CHC, Gopalpur CHC, and Khantapada PHC for treatment.

  • Rescue operations have been completed.

  • Restoration operations are still on.

  • Over 550 rescue personnel of the NDRF, ODRAF, and the fire services are said to be on the spot.

  • Several people are feared to be trapped inside the trains.

  • Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has ordered state-wide mourning for a day.

  • Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw has announced ex-gratia of Rs 10 Lakh to the kin of those who passed away.

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7:14 PM , 03 Jun

58 Trains Cancelled

"So far, a total of 58 trains stand cancelled, 81 were diverted & 10 were terminated. Work is underway in full swing, & restoration will be done soon; first, we will complete the restoration of the downline," said Railways spokesperson Amitabh Sharma.

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6:56 PM , 03 Jun

'Monitor Abnormal Surge in Airfares': MoCA

In the view of the accident, the Ministry of Civil Aviation has send an advisory to airlines to monitor any abnormal surge in airfares to and from Bhubaneswar and other airports of Odisha, reported news agency ANI.

"Any cancellation and rescheduling of flights due to the incident may be done without penal charges," MoCA added.

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6:47 PM , 03 Jun

'We Demand Detailed Probe': Sharad Pawar

"This is a very unfortunate incident. Everyone's demand is to conduct a detailed probe into the accident case," said Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar.

6:01 PM , 03 Jun

'Govt Will Leave No Stone Unturned': Modi

After taking stock of the situation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It's a painful incident. Government will leave no stone unturned for the treatment of those injured. It's a serious incident, instructions issued for probe from every angle and those found guilty will be punished stringently," quoted news agency ANI.

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Published: 03 Jun 2023, 8:27 AM IST
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