In a collision with a goods train, multiple coaches of Coromandel Express derailed, resulting in overturned coaches in Balasore. Dramatic visuals captured locals and rescue teams climbing onto the bogies to rescue trapped passengers.
In the aftermath of the accident in Balasore, Odisha, rescue operations are currently underway. (P.C – Ei Samay)
On Friday, a collision occurred between the Coromandel Express and a goods train in Odisha’s Balasore district.
The Coromandel Express, known for its route from Kolkata’s Howrah station in West Bengal to Tamil Nadu’s Chennai, encountered the accident near the Bahanaga railway station.
Disturbing visuals from the scene revealed overturned coaches as a result of the collision.
Following the collision between the Coromandel Express and a goods train in Balasore district, a distressing situation unfolded as several passengers found themselves trapped inside the overturned coaches.
In response, search and rescue teams were swiftly dispatched to the accident site. To attend to the injured, over 15 ambulances were deployed, and the process of shifting them to Soro CHC had commenced.
The impact of the collision was severe, resulting in the engine of the Coromandel Express climbing on top of a bogie belonging to the goods train.
Recognizing the gravity of the situation, the Odisha government instructed the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action (ODRAF) Force to join forces in the rescue operations.