A Massive Train Accident in India

50 people have died and hundreds have been injured in the accident in Coromandel Express in Odisha. Giving details of the incident, officials said that several coaches of the Chennai-bound Coromandel Express derailed and collided with another express train coming on the other line at Bahanaga Bazar station in Odisha's Balasore district on Friday evening.
At least 50 passengers were killed and over 100 were injured in the accident. Railway officials have shown readiness in immediate relief work and got the injured passengers admitted to the hospital. Passengers aboard this train have narrated the scene during the accident.
One of the passengers boarding the train, Gobind Mandal, was thrown out through a broken window. Speaking about the incident, he said, "I had given up all hope. I thought we would die. I was among the few passengers who managed to get out of the coach through the broken window."
We were taken to the dispensary for first aid. We are out of danger but I saw some injured people. One of them was complaining of chest pain.
Mandal said officials are taking the injured to hospitals. Many passengers have suffered fractures in their arms and legs. Some had head injuries. Rupam Bandopadhyay, a passenger of the Coromandel Express, told ABP Anand news channel over phone that he saw rescue workers covering several bodies with blankets.
Giving preliminary information, the Divisional Railway Manager of Kharagpur Division of South Eastern Railway said in a tweet that at least 30 passengers of the Coromandel Express were killed and several coaches of the train derailed at 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express station. Go collide However, now the death toll has gone up to 50. The incident is around 7 o'clock. At least 12 bogies of both the trains derailed and at least 4 bogies fell off the rail line.
12841 Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Superfast Express overturned at 7 pm after the accident at Bahnaga railway station, Odisha's Special Relief Commissioner Satyavrat Sahoo said. "Though we are not sure about the casualties, at least 100 people are feared to be injured. We are trying to rescue the passengers trapped inside the overturned coaches," Sahu said.
Officials said the Coromandel Express left Shalimar station at 3.20 pm and reached Balasore at 6.30 pm. It derailed near Bahnaga railway station up line at 7 pm. 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express collided with the down line.
60 ambulances have been arranged to take the injured to the nearest hospital in Balasore and SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack. Three units of NDRF and four units of ODRAF have been pressed into service to rescue those trapped inside the overturned coach.

Speaking to a news channel, Subhankar Ruidas, a passenger of Humsafar Express said, "We felt a jolt when our train collided with the crashed Coromandel Express. My coach did not suffer much damage. We are all sitting inside the train." I saw rescue teams helping injured passengers of the Coromandel Express."

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