The death toll from a passenger train collision in the eastern Indian state of Odisha at 7 p.m. on February 2 is snowballing, with the death toll reaching 288먹튀검증. In Balasore, Odisha, the Coromandel Express and the Howrah bullet train collided, causing further damage to a stationary freight train.
Indian and foreign media, including NDTV, reported on March 3 that more than 288 people were killed in the accident. With hundreds of people trapped in the carriages and rescue and search efforts underway, the death toll is likely to rise. The number of injured is reportedly over 900. “The number of victims is likely to continue to rise as there are many serious injuries,” the Indian fire service said.
According to Indian media outlets, the crash occurred between the Kormandel Express, the Howrah Express, and a freight train. The crashed passenger train fell onto an adjacent track, which was then hit by another passenger train and a freight train.
The collision caused the train to twist and fall onto the tracks, with some carriages crumpling like paper. “The impact of the derailment and collision threw about 50 passengers out through broken windows or doors,” the Times of India reported.
Anubhav Das, who described himself as a survivor of the train crash, tweeted, “After the collision, nearly 13 wagons of this passenger train were completely smashed,” adding, “There were bodies without limbs, the tracks were covered in blood, and I will never forget the scene.” “I am very thankful that I escaped unhurt,” he added.
“Ten to 15 people fell on top of me, and I injured my hands and neck,” a survivor told NDTV, adding, “When I managed to get out of the carriage, people’s arms and legs were strewn all over the place.”
There are reportedly many people still inside the carriages who have not been able to get out. Indian authorities have deployed more than 200 vehicles and 1,200 people, including the National Disaster Response Force, in the rescue effort.
“It is India’s worst train accident this century,” the BBC reported. The last time a train crashed into a river in India was during a cyclone in Bihar in 1981, killing more than 800 people. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “I am deeply saddened by this tragedy and extend my condolences to the bereaved families.” The state of Odisha has declared three days of mourning.