The Coromandel Express Train Accident train running from Howrah towards Chennai became a victim of a major accident on Friday evening. According to the information, this train collided with a good train about 40 kilometres away from Balasore in Odisha. After hitting the goods train, leaving many sleeper coaches, the rest of the coaches derailed.
Kharagpur DRM has confirmed this, the Coromandel Express derailed, causing a collision with the Bengaluru Howrah Express. The Railway Minister said that the team of Railway, NDRF, and SDRF is engaged in rescue work and our focus is on rescue operations. The restoration work will be started only after the relief and rescue work is over and machines are already deployed for restoration.
Coromandel Express Train Accident
The pictures of the \train accident that took place on Friday evening in Balasore, Odisha are quite painful. The death toll in this accident is continuously increasing. According to official figures, 238 people have died so far and more than 900 people are injured. More than 600 personnel are running the rescue operation. According to the information given by the South Eastern Railway, the death toll has increased to 238.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha today. First, he will visit the accident site in Balasore and then visit the hospital in Cuttack. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has expressed grief over the loss of lives in the Balasore train accident in Odisha. So far, the news of the death of 238 people has come to light in this accident.
Coromandel Express Accident- Reason
No official details have been shared about how the incident took place, but it is in the news that this horrific accident happened due to the arrival of both trains on the same line. It is in the news that due to signal failure, both trains came on the same track and collided. The accident was so tragic that the engine of the train climbed onto the goods train.
On the train accident in Baleshwar district of Odisha, a Railway spokesperson said that the rescue operation had been completed. Now they are starting the restoration work. Kavach was not available on this route and it is available only around 1100 KMS as of now.
Coromandel Express Accident – Live Updates
After this accident, the movement of many trains has been affected and trains have been canceled and the route of more than a dozen trains has also been diverted. Officials are working to repair the route after the accident. You must know that the Coromandel Express was reaching from Howrah to Chennai Central, and when the train reached Bahanga Bazar station, it collided with a goods train. Then few coaches of the Coromandel Express derailed, while another train arrived there during this time and the coaches of the Coromandel Express collided with this train. It is in the news that due to this, a few coaches of both trains got derailed.
According to Odisha Chief Secretary, so far 238 people have died in this accident and more than 900 people have been injured. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced one-day state mourning, canceling the statehood day celebrations after the train accident. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is likely to reach Balasore district hospital. She can meet the injured here.
Coromandel Express Accident 2023 Helpline Number
- Howrah Helpline Number: 033-26382217
- Bhadrak: 8455889900
- Jajpur Keonjhar Road: 8455889906
- Cuttak: 8455889917
- Bhubaneswar: 8455889922
- Khurda Road: 6370108046
- Brahmapur : 89173887241 B
- Alugaon: 9937732169
- Palasa: 8978881006
- Kharagpur: 8972073925, 9332392339
- Balasore: 8249591559, 7978418322
- Shalimar: 9903370746
Coromandel Express accident- PM Modi will go to the accident site
A major train accident took place in Odisha on Friday. The Coromandel Express derailed in Odisha’s Balasore, after which its coaches overturned on an adjacent track. Meanwhile, another train coming from behind collided with the fallen coaches. There are reports of hundreds of injuries and dozens of deaths in this incident.
The Coromandel Express runs between Howrah station in Kolkata in West Bengal and Chennai in Tamil Nadu. The collision took place near Bahnaga railway station near Balasore. According to the news, PM Narendra Modi will visit Odisha today. He will first visit the accident site in Balasore and then visit the hospital in Cuttack.