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Odisha Train Accident: Over 600 passengers are injured and 120 people are feared dead after the Shalimar-Coromandel Express collided with a goods train in Odisha, India.
Odisha Train Accident: The 12841 Shalimar-Coromandel Express collided with a goods train on Friday evening, injuring several persons, at Bahanaga Bazar station in Balasore district of Odisha. According to latest estimates, over 600 passengers are injured and over 120 people are feared dead owing to this fatal train accident.
-West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said, while her officials said Bengal is sending a team led by a Minister to the spot to aid victims.
-Four units of the Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force (ODRAF), three units of NDRF and 60 ambulances were working to rescue the injured.
-Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik directed Sahoo and Revenue Minister Pramila Malik to rush to the accident site, officials said.
-"Nearly 50 ambulances have reported but the injured appear far too many. Large (number) of buses being mobilised to shift injured to hospital", Pradeep Jena, Odisha's Chief Secretary, wrote on Twitter.
If you are stuck, or know someone who is in the accident, please note the following details
Helpline number 06782-262286
Railway helpline Number-
044- 25330952 (Chennai)
MAS help line number given at Control office and special booth opening
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