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Odisha train accident: PM Narendra Modi arrives in crash site to take stock of situation 
Narendra Modi
PM Narendra Modi chairing a meeting to take stock of the situation in the wake of the train mishap in Odisha (Image Credit: PMO India Twitter page)

Odisha train accident: PM Narendra Modi arrives in crash site to take stock of situation 

| @indiablooms | 03 Jun 2023, 04:04 pm

Balasore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived in Balasore city of Odisha to take stock of the situation after a railway accident, which involved three trains, left 261 people dead.

"PM Modi arrives at Bahanaga train tragedy site in an Indian Airforce helicopter," UNI reported.

Rescue workers struggled through wreckage and mangled coaches to recover bodies and look for survivors at the scene of one of the worst rail accidents in India as the toll from Friday night’s train crash in Odisha climbed to 261.

Injured passengers, who were in the derailed Coromandel Express, have been taken to the hospitals of Gopalpur, Khantapara, Balasore, Bhadrak and Soro.

The rescue operation has completed at the derailment site and restoration work has begun, said the Railway Ministry.

More than 900 people have been injured in the mishap where three trains collided one after the other, causing one of the worst railway accidents in the country.

Railway Minister Aswani Vaishnaw on Saturday morning arrived at ground zero at Bahanaga station and reviewed the situation with senior railway officials, NDRF and ODRAF teams.

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