Odisha train accident: Coromandel Express accidentally entered loop line and hit goods train, says preliminary probe
A preliminary investigation into the Indian train crash that killed at least 261 people on 31 May has found that the Coromandel Express entered a loop line and hit a stationary goods train instead of the main line. The Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express then crashed into the Coromandel Express.
More than 260 people were killed and nearly a thousand others injured after a horrific three train crash in Odisha's Balasore district on Friday. Preliminary investigations indicate that the Coromandel Express had accidentally entered the loop line and crashed into a goods train parked there just ahead of the Bahanagar Bazar station. Meanwhile the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express capsized after crashing into the scattered coaches of Coromandel Express on the adjacent track.