Coromandel Express / Coromandel Express derails in Orissa, engine rammed into goods train – many passengers feared injured

Zoom News : Jun 02, 2023, 08:25 PM
Coromandel Express: The Coromandel Express train running from Howrah to Chennai met with a major accident on Friday evening. According to the information, this train collided with a goods train about 40 kilometers away from Balasore in Odisha. After hitting the goods train, leaving 3 sleeper coaches, the rest of the coaches derailed. In the initial information, the number of these coaches is being told as 18. It has been learned that a large number of passengers are trapped in these coaches, to save whom the local people have gathered. This train runs from Chennai Central to Kolkata's Shalimar Railway Station. It is being told that on Friday evening, the Coromandel Express train collided with a goods train near Balasore in Odisha. The collision was so severe that 18 coaches of the train derailed.

Both trains came on the same line

At present, no official information has been revealed about the damage caused in this accident, but it is feared that many people will be killed. No official information has been shared about how the incident took place, but it is being told that this horrific accident has happened due to the arrival of both the trains on the same line. It is known that due to signal failure, both the trains came on the same track and collided.

Goods train engine climbed on the train

The accident was so gruesome that the engine of the train climbed onto the goods train.

The Coromandel Express train was heavily damaged in this collision. Almost the entire train derailed. Many people are trapped in this, whom the local people are trying to save. It is being told that this incident happened on Friday around 7 pm. This accident was so gruesome that the engine of the train climbed onto the goods train.

Instructions to ODRAF and Collector to reach the spot

SRC says on this accident that information has been received about the accident of Howrah-Shalimar Express train near Bahanaga railway station. SRC has dispatched ODRAF team to the spot so that immediate rescue operation can be carried out. The Collector of Balasore has also been instructed to immediately reach the spot and provide necessary facilities.