Coromandel Express / Same Friday after 14 years, same Odisha and same Coromandel - old incident remembered

Zoom News : Jun 03, 2023, 01:44 PM
Coromandel Express: The whole country is shocked by the train accident in Balasore, Odisha. The death toll is continuously increasing. The number of injured is also beyond 900. This accident is being said to be one of the biggest accidents in the country. Rail accidents have happened in the country before. But such a gruesome incident has happened after years. This accident reminded me of an accident that happened 14 years ago. Surprisingly, that incident also happened with Coromandel Express in Balasore, Odisha. Not only this, the day the incident took place, it was also a Friday. The date was 13 February. Year 2009.

16 coaches were derailed

Coromandel Express was going towards Chennai. The speed of the train was also very high. Then suddenly 16 coaches of the train derailed. In this, 11 were of slipper class and two were of general class. In this accident also, the bogies climbed on each other. In this, 16 passengers were killed while 161 people were said to be injured.

261 people died in the accident on June 2

Although this accident was not as terrible as the accident that happened after 14 years on June 2. Till the time of writing the news, 261 people have died in this accident while more than 900 people are said to be injured. In this accident, 2 trains and a goods train collided with each other. 3-4 thousand people were present in both the trains. In such a situation, the devastation due to the accident has happened on a very large scale.

As soon as the news of the accident was received, the rescue operation was started immediately. Along with NDRF and SDRF, Army and Air Force also helped in this. Passengers trapped in trains were airlifted with the help of MI helicopter of Air Force. On the other hand, compensation has also been announced by the government for the relatives of the dead and the injured. At the same time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is also going to reach the spot where he will take stock of the situation.