New Delhi: So far 288 people have died in the train accident in Balasore, Odisha, while more than 1000 are said to be injured. Repair work is going on at the site, in which more than 1000 workers are engaged. More than 7 poklen machines, 2 accident relief trains, 3-4 railway and road cranes have been deployed for restoration on the track.
Damaged coaches being removed
According to officials, the repair work will continue overnight at the accident site. The debris and damaged coaches of the derailed trains are being removed. South Eastern Railway Balasore CPRO Aditya Kumar Chaudhary said – Repair work has started. We have arranged for proper lighting. Team is on site… We are on the job and trying to restore it as soon as possible. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav is also at the site.
#WATCH | Restoration work is ongoing at the train accident site in Balasore, Odisha with 1000+ Manpower working tirelessly. At present, more than 7 Poclain Machines, 2 Accident Relief Trains, 3-4 Railway and Road Cranes have been deployed for early restoration: Ministry of… pic.twitter.com/IWqeBHXNw0
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288 dead bodies recovered, more than 1 thousand injured
NDRF DIG Mohsin Shahidi told- 288 bodies were recovered while more than 1000 injured have been admitted to different hospitals. Efforts are on to clear the remaining debris of the derailed trains from the track. The restoration work will continue throughout the night despite the extremely hot weather.
#OdishaTrainMishap | 288 dead bodies recovered while more than 1000 injured people have been admitted to different hospitals. Efforts are underway to clear the leftover wreckage of derailed trains from the track. Restoration work will continue throughout the night though weather… pic.twitter.com/yD84n5gGDi
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PM Modi encouraged
PM Narendra Modi encouraged the workers engaged in repair work by appreciating them. He tweeted- I appreciate each and every person belonging to the teams of Railways, NDRF, ODRAF, local authorities, police, fire service, volunteers and others who are tirelessly strengthening the rescue operations on the ground. Proud of his dedication.
“I commend each and every person belonging to the teams of railways, NDRF, ODRAF, local authorities, police, fire service, volunteers and others who are working tirelessly on the ground and strengthening the rescue ops. Proud of their dedication,” tweets PM Narendra Modi pic.twitter.com/CPY9Zu1Pln
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Meanwhile Dr Bhubana Nanda Moharana, Emergency Medical Officer, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha said – We have received a total of 193 patients, out of which we have discharged 9 patients. Currently 7 patients are serious. The government has declared everything free from investigation to treatment.