Major train mishap involving Coromandel Express near Bahanaga Station in Balasore, Odisha

Balasore:  Coromandel Express meets with an accident near Bahanaga Station in Balasore; several bogies reportedly derailed. Coromandel Express derails after hitting goods train near Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district, several feared dead. Rescue operations on. Some passengers are trapped in the overturned coaches of the superfast train.

An Express Train met with an accident near Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district. Teams have left for the spot for search and rescue operation. Collector, Balasore has also been directed to reach the spot to make all necessary arrangements and intimate the SRC if any additional help is required from the state level: Special Relief Commissioner Office. Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) Odisha along with senior officers Hemant Sharma, Balwant Singh, Arvind Agarwal, DG Fire Services despatched to the spot to supervise arrangements in train accident at Bahanaga. Medical colleges and all hospitals in and around Balasore on alert. SCBMC alerted too. 3 NDRF units; 4 ODRAF units and 60 ambulances mobilised: Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner, Odisha

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