The Railway Minister has not considered the absence of arm system as the cause of the accident. He said that the accident has nothing to do with it. The Railway Minister claimed that the work would be completed by Wednesday and trains would start running.
PM Modi met the injured at the site of the accident, the US President expressed his grief
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the spot around 4 pm on Saturday. He also met the injured in the hospital. He said that whoever is guilty of this accident will not be spared. We will learn from this incident and fix the system. US President Joe Biden has expressed grief over this incident. “Our thoughts are with the victims of the accident,” the White House said in a press statement.
Railways has released helpline numbers at various stations.
Emergency Control Room: 6782262286
Kharagpur: 8972073925, 9332392339
Balasore: 8249591559, 7978418322
Kolkata Shalimar: 9903370746
First there was news of derailment of the train, then the collision was reported.
An hour after the accident, at around 8 o’clock in the night, the news of the derailment of the train came in Balasore. After this it was learned that the second train has derailed. At around 10 pm, it became clear that two passenger trains and a freight train had collided. Initially, 30 people were reported to have been killed, but by late night this figure had crossed 200.
Collision with goods train, collision with coach of Bengaluru-Howrah Express coming from the front
Railway officials said that a goods train was standing on the outer line of Bahinga Bazar station. The Howrah to Chennai Coromandel Express derailed here and collided with a freight train. The engine of the express overturned the goods train and the bogies fell on the third track. After some time, the Bengaluru-Howrah Express coming on the third track collided with the coaches of the Coromandel Express.
7 pictures after the accident…