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Virat Kohli expresses grief over Coromandel train accident Train Accident
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Virat Kohli expresses grief over Coromandel train accident

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 03 Jun 2023, 12:05 pm

India's cricket icon Virat Kohli on Saturday mourned the death of over 200 people in the triple train accident which occurred in Odisha's Balasore last evening.

Kohli also wished speedy recovery of all injured.

The former Indian cricket captain tweeted, "Saddened to hear about the tragic train accident in Odisha. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost their loved ones and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured."

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.

The Railway Minister has already ordered a high-level inquiry into the accident.

As per the latest report, over 900 passengers have been rescued and admitted to different hospitals.

The casualty figure is likely to rise as one general bogie is half-buried in the accident site, and efforts were on to retrieve bodies from it, sources told UNI.

The bodies extricated from the coaches have been kept in two schools in Bahanaga.

The corpses would be taken to local hospitals for post-mortem.