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President, PM, other leaders condole loss of lives in Odisha train accident; Railways min announces ex-gratia

At least 50 people died and 350 were injured in a three-way accident

President, PM, other leaders condole loss of lives in Odisha train accident; Railways min announces ex-gratia

Rescue operation being conducted after four coaches of the Coromandel Express derailed after a head-on collision with a goods train in which at least 47 injured and several passengers are feared dead, in Balasore district, Friday evening, June 2, 2023. PTI



Tribune Web Desk

Chandigarh, June 2

President Droupadi Murmu has expressed her anguish over tragic train accident in Odisha which claimed 50 lives and left 350 injured.

“Deeply anguished to know about the loss of lives in an unfortunate rail accident in Balasore, Odisha. My heart goes out to the bereaved families. I pray for the success of rescue operations and quick recovery of the injured,” the President wrote.

PM Narendra Modi too expressed his grief over the incident and sought details from Railways minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.

Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to Railway Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw and took stock of the situation. Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all possible assistance is being given to those affected.

Other leaders, from across political spectrum, expressed their sorrow over the unfortunate accident.

Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced ex-gratia to the victims of the accident.

At least 50 people died and 350 were injured in a three-way accident involving Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, Coromandel Express and a goods train on separate tracks in Bahanagar in Odisha's Balasore district.

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