Around 300 Dead, 900 Injured In Horrific Three-Train Accident In Odisha

Train Accident in India’s Odisha

At least 288 people were killed and 900 injured in a multiple train collision in India’s eastern Odisha state on Friday, officials said.

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The accident happened when two passenger trains and a goods train collided near Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore district around 7 pm.

Train accident scene in Odisha

One passenger train is thought to have derailed before being struck by another on the adjacent track.

The death toll is expected to rise further as rescue workers continue to search the wreckage.

The cause of the accident is not yet known, but officials have said that it may have been due to human error or a technical fault.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed his condolences to the families of the victims.

The accident is the worst train crash in India since 2016, when 112 people were killed in a collision between two trains in Uttar Pradesh.

Credit: NDTV Train accident scene in Odisha

It is a tragedy that has shocked the nation and brought to light the need for better safety measures on India’s railways.

The government has ordered a high-level inquiry into the accident and has promised to take steps to prevent similar tragedies from happening in the future.

In the meantime, the focus is on providing medical care to the injured and helping the families of the victims.

The accident is a reminder of the dangers of travel by train in India.

Despite the high number of train accidents in India, the railways remain the most popular mode of travel in the country.

Trains are cheap, efficient, and relatively safe.

However, the Indian railways are over-crowded and poorly maintained.

This combination of factors makes train travel in India a risky proposition.

The government needs to invest in improving the safety of India’s railways.

This includes upgrading infrastructure, improving training for railway staff, and cracking down on corruption.

Until these measures are taken, train travel in India will remain a dangerous proposition.

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