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Limbs were scattered all over: Survivor of deadly train crash in Odisha

at least 30 people were killed and more than 400 injured when one passenger train rammed into the derailed coaches of another.

Rescue operation on to bring out survivors from mangled train coaches following a massive crash near Balasore in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Friday, June 2, 2023. (ANI Photo)

By: Shubham Ghosh

One of the deadliest disasters in the history of century-old Indian Railways took place on Friday (2) when at least 30 people were killed and more than 400 injured when one passenger train rammed into the derailed coaches of another in Balasore district of the eastern state of Odisha. Both the death toll and the number of injured are likely to go up.

A third train, a goods one, was also involved in the pile-up, the chief secretary of Odisha, Pradeep Jena, told NDTV.

One man, who survived the deadly crash, later told the news channel that he woke up in a jerking as the train got derailed. “Some 10-15 people fell over me. I injured my hand and neck,” he told NDTV.

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When he managed to get out of the train, some shocking scenes greet him. “When I got out of the train, I saw limbs scattered all around; a leg here, a hand here. Someone’s face was disfigured,” he was quoted as saying.

The train that got derailed first was going from Bengaluru in the southern state of Karnatala to Kolkata in the eastern state of West Bengal. The train that hit the derailed coaches was going from Kolkata to Chennai in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.

The accident happened around 7.20 pm local time near Bahanaga Bazar railway station.

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