Worst Train Crash in India

Worst Train Crash in India

At least 275 people were killed in India when pessenger train crashed in stationary train. Both the trains went back off the track near the district of Balasore in Odisha killing hundreds of people.

Rescue teams and families are in continous search of more bodies of victims. Five dead bodies were brought to a school being used as a mortuary near the village of accident.

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More Dead bodies expected

The health workers working on spot estimated that more bodies are expected as the train transports millions of people every day. He said, “We dont know how many more bodies will come”.

The train got into accident is State-run Indian Railways, which transport more than 13 million people every day. The administration is working to improve the patchy safety record of old infrastructure of this railway but incident happened right before.

Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi also visited the incident spot and met nearly 1200 injured people. The incident is considered as one of the worst accident in the history of India that killed many people.

Heavy machinery and workers are clearing the tracks for restoration work as the target is to open back the railway from Wednesday. More than 1000 workers are participating in the operation.

Families of dead will get 1 million rupees in compensation, while seriously injured will get 200,000 rupees and minor injuries will get 50,000 rupees.

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International community and Presidents of major countries like Canada, US, Britian, France also expressed condolences for deceased and injured people.

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