Odisha train accident: Here are top 10 updates you need to know
261 people have died and rescue operations have been completed following a train crash in Odisha involving three trains. Prime Minister Modi has chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation and is scheduled to visit the site of the accident and Cuttack hospital.
The death toll in the disastrous railway accident in Odisha has now risen to 261 and rescue operations at the site have been completed, a South Eastern Railway official said. The train crash, one of the deadliest in the country, took place in Balasore district about 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar around 7 pm on Friday, prompting the Railway Ministry to order a probe. Three trains - the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train were involved in the accident.