Reuters: Death toll in train collision in India rises to 233
MOSCOW, June 3 – RIA Novosti/Prime. The number of people who lost their lives in the train accident in the Indian state of Odisha rose to 233. report Western media.
Citing an official, Reuters reported that “at least 233 people were killed” in a train collision in India.
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Earlier, the Indian Express reported that 207 people were killed and 900 injured.
A train collision occurred near Balasore, India, on Friday. According to current data from railway officials, 10-12 cars of a passenger train en route from Kolkata to Chennai were derailed and overturned on the opposite track after colliding with a freight train. After a while, another passenger train crashed into them, and as a result, three or four more carriages with people were derailed.
Earlier, the Prime Minister of Odisha State, Naveen Patnaik, came to the crash site to oversee the rescue operation led by State Fire Chief Sudhanshu Sarangi. More than a hundred members of the National Disaster Relief Force and their state counterparts join the rescue operation to search for victims. Many passengers can stay under the overturned wagons.
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