Howrah- Chennai Coromandel Express Train has met with an accident near Bahanaga railway station in the Balasore district of Odisha.
The express train collided with a goods train near Bahanaga station. More than 50 people died and 170 people were injured.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed Odisha’s Special Relief Commissioner Satyabrata Sahoo and Revenue Minister Pramila Malik to rush to the accident site, officials said.
West Bengal Government coordinating with Odisha Government. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tweeted, “Shocked to know that the Shalimar- Coromondel express, carrying passengers from West Bengal, collided with a goods train near Balasore today evening and some of our outbound people have been seriously affected/ injured. We are coordinating with the Odisha government and South Eastern Railways for our people’s sake.”
CM Mamata Banerjee also tweeted,”West Bengal Government sending a 5- 6 members team to the spot to co operate with with the Odisha government and railway authorities and to assist rescue operations.”
Emergency control room number: 6782262286, HWH – 03326382217, KGP- 8972073925, 9332392339, BLS – 8249591559, 7978418322, SHM – 9903370746.
More details awaited.
( Photo : ANI )