At least 50 dead, 300 injured in train collision in eastern India: Reports

A passenger train derailed and collided with a goods train on Friday( Jun 2 ) in Odisha’s Balasore district, causing at least 50 fatalities and 300 hospitalizations in India, according to media reports.

India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated in a tweet on Friday that recovery operations were ongoing at the scene and” all possible help” is being provided to those affected.

According to HK Dwivedi, West Bengal’s general secretary, the incident was a” grave crash.”

Without disclosing the number of fatalities, South Eastern Railway representatives expressed their fear of suffering significant deaths.

According to the reports, the Coromandel Express, which travels from Kolkata to Chennai, derailed and fell on the other record, trapping a large number of individuals.

I am unable to comment on the specifics at this time or the victim numbers. Archana Joshi, the common director of South Eastern Railway, told Reuters that he was in Delhi and rushing to the scene of the accident.

According to Joshi, many injured people were being transferred to institutions.

” Railroad rescue teams have already arrived at the scene from Kharagpur and other local channels.” Rescue and relief efforts are ongoing, he said. & nbsp,