Train Accident / Horrible scene after Odisha accident, 1000 laborers engaged in removing debris, 10 major developments so far

Zoom News : Jun 04, 2023, 08:50 AM
Train Accident: The scene after the collision of three trains in Balasore, Odisha is very frightening. There is a hue and cry all around for the search of loved ones and for the treatment of the injured. Doctors in the hospitals of Balasore are struggling to save the lives of the injured. So far 288 people have been confirmed to have lost their lives in this accident and more than 900 people are said to be injured. The Government District Hospital in Odisha's Balasore looked like a war zone on Saturday. The corridor of the hospital was filled with the injured lying on the stretchers, while a crowd of people was visible from the corridor to the outside of the hospital. Hospitals are busy for the treatment of injured passengers.

More than 1000 employees engaged in repair work

According to the Ministry of Railways, repair work is underway at the Balasore train accident site. More than 1000 employees are engaged in the work. Debris and damaged coaches of the derailed trains are being removed from the tracks. More than 7 poklen machines, 2 accident relief trains, 3-4 railway and road cranes have been deployed for speedy restoration.

"1175 patients were admitted in private hospitals"

Odisha Health Department said that till now 1175 patients were admitted in private hospitals, out of which 793 patients have been discharged, while 382 patients are in the hospital, out of which 2 are in critical condition, rest are in stable condition. Is.

Big developments after Odisha train accident-

  1. Enroute Howrah, several coaches of the 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express derailed and fell on the adjacent tracks, an official said. "These derailed coaches collided with 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and its coaches also overturned," he said. Odisha Chief Secretary PK Jena said a third goods train was also involved in the accident.
  2. Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik declared a one-day state mourning in the wake of the horrific train accident and said that there would be no celebration on 3 June. Patnaik ordered a day's state mourning. The Chief Minister reached Balasore to take stock of the ground situation.
  3. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav ordered a high-level inquiry into the derailment. Ministry of Railways announced the ex-gratia amount. Rs 10 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the deceased, Rs 2 lakh to the seriously injured and Rs 50,000 to those with minor injuries.
  4. In view of the horrific Odisha train accident, several trains were canceled and many were running late. So far 18 long distance trains have been canceled due to the accident on Howrah-Chennai main line in Kharagpur division of South Eastern Railway.
  5. All government and private hospitals in nearby districts including AIIMS in Bhubaneswar have been put on alert. Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner Satyabrata Sahu said that those injured in the accident are undergoing treatment in various hospitals. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav, who reached the spot, said that the Air Force has also been called to help in the rescue operation.
  6. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has canceled all all India programs scheduled for tomorrow to mark the completion of 9 years of the central government.
  7. Helpline numbers have been issued by the authorities and over a hundred National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) personnel are engaged in rescue operations.
  8. Officials said on Friday that 3 NDRF teams are working at the site of three train accidents in Odisha's Balasore district, while 6 more teams are being sent to the spot. He informed that there is an estimated strength of about 240 personnel in these 9 teams. NDRF Director General (DG) Atul Karwal informed that their teams are working in coordination with the Odisha state government and railway authorities.
  9. An Air Force helicopter also reached the crash site and Air Force officials are on alert for rescue operations.
  10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed grief over the accident and announced an additional ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured from the PM's National Relief Fund (PMNRF).