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Business News/ Photos / In Pics: Harrowing visuals after three-train collision in Odisha's Balasore

In Pics: Harrowing visuals after three-train collision in Odisha's Balasore

A tragic train accident has claimed the lives of 2... more

At least 261 people have been killed and around 900 injured in a train accident in Odisha's Balasore district. (AFP)
1/10At least 261 people have been killed and around 900 injured in a train accident in Odisha's Balasore district. (AFP)
The incident occurred near Bahanaga Baazar station on Friday at around 7 pm. Bahanaga Baazar station lies almost 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar. (REUTERS)
2/10The incident occurred near Bahanaga Baazar station on Friday at around 7 pm. Bahanaga Baazar station lies almost 250 km south of Kolkata and 170 km north of Bhubaneswar. (REUTERS)
The Indian Army has been deployed to assist in the evacuation and treatment of the injured in the horrific train accident. (AFP)
3/10The Indian Army has been deployed to assist in the evacuation and treatment of the injured in the horrific train accident. (AFP)
Railway Ministry has announced  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of individuals who lost their lives in the accident while  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5 lakh will be paid to the grievously injured and  <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50,000 will be paid to individuals with minor injuries. (AFP)
4/10Railway Ministry has announced 10 lakh as compensation to the next of kin of individuals who lost their lives in the accident while 5 lakh will be paid to the grievously injured and 50,000 will be paid to individuals with minor injuries. (AFP)
The tragic incident involved Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train (AFP)
5/10The tragic incident involved Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express and a goods train (AFP)
Reportedly, the incident occurred when several coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express derailed and fell onto the adjacent tracks. (AFP)
6/10Reportedly, the incident occurred when several coaches of the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express derailed and fell onto the adjacent tracks. (AFP)
The Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express then collided with these coaches, causing its own coaches to capsize. Shortly afterwards, a goods train collided with these derailed coaches. (ANI)
7/10The Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express then collided with these coaches, causing its own coaches to capsize. Shortly afterwards, a goods train collided with these derailed coaches. (ANI)
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the accident said on Saturday to take stock of the situation. He also informed that a high-level inquiry will be ordered to look into the mishap. (PTI)
8/10Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the accident said on Saturday to take stock of the situation. He also informed that a high-level inquiry will be ordered to look into the mishap. (PTI)
PM Modi also chaired a meeting to review the situation in Odisha. He will also visit the accident site and visit the injured at a hospital in Balasore. (PTI)
9/10PM Modi also chaired a meeting to review the situation in Odisha. He will also visit the accident site and visit the injured at a hospital in Balasore. (PTI)
Latest reports suggest that the mishap might have occurred due to the train taking the wrong track, minutes before the accident occurred.  (AFP)
10/10Latest reports suggest that the mishap might have occurred due to the train taking the wrong track, minutes before the accident occurred.  (AFP)
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