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A freight train | 12841 Coromandel Express | 12864 SMVT Bengaluru–Howrah Superfast Express
LIVE updates on the Balasore railway accident: On 3rd June At around 7 o’clock on Friday, a terrible railway derailment in Balasore, Odisha, left more than 300 people dead and over 800 injured. The Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express’ 10 to 12 derailed carriages fell into the opposing track due to the derailment. The Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express then struck the derailed cars, causing three to four of its own coaches to derail as a result. A cargo train was also involved in the collision, intensifying the tragedy.
Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of railways, declared on Saturday that he had ordered an inquiry at the highest level into the incident. The minister was quoted by ANI as saying, “The accident of balasore was unfortunate, and the search and rescue effort started shortly after the incident was reported to his ministry.
An ex gratia Assistance of 10 Lakh to – Family member of decreased person.
2 lakh – For seriously injured person.
50 thousand – for who facing minor wound
This is one of the deadliest Balasore train accident in India after Bihar train accident
LOCATION – BALASORE , ODISHA (INDIA)
According to the results of a preliminary inquiry by the Kharagpur Railway Division, the following series of events took place at the accident site:
- The Coromandel Express was initially given the go-ahead to continue on the main line it was heading on while travelling at a speed of 127 km/h on a southern route towards Chennai.
- The route was subsequently changed to a loop line that is close to the main line, but for some reason the signal was later turned off for the main line.
- The 22 coaches of the Coromandel Express were derailed after the locomotive of the train hit the back of a stopped goods train that was on the loop route, causing the locomotive to climb over the wagon.