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Hundreds of people got injured too. Emergency Number 6782262286 is available for any information related to the accident

BALASORE, Jun. 2, 2023 (TBINN)

Reportedly, 50 people were killed and 300 got injured when a passenger train hit the derailed coaches of another train in Odisha’s Balasore in the evening today. Besides, many are feared trapped and the casualties may rise, officials said. A third freight train also got involved in the accident, Odisha’s Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena told media.

Coromandel Express trains got some of its coaches derailed, which was going from Howrah to Chennai and fallen on to the adjacent tracks. Yashwantpur-Howrah Superfast Train, coming from the other side, rammed into derailed coaches, Railway Ministry spokesperson Amitabh Sharma revealed.

Details of the two trains are 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express and 12864 Yashwantpur-Howrah Superfast Express. Fifteen coaches of Coromandel Express came off the tracks, while two of the other train got off the track.

Chief of Odisha Fire Services Sudhanshu Sarangi is supervising rescue operations. Medical colleges and hospitals in and around Balasore have been alerted and 60 ambulances have been mobilised.

National Disaster Relief Force’s more than 100 personnel and its state counterpart are looking for trapped passengers and cutting through the debris to reach them. Latest details are and up-dates will be available on The Bharat India.

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