50 dead, over 350 injured, after train collides with derailed Coromandel Express in Odisha’s Balasore.
50 people died and over 350 more were injured after a passenger train hit derailed coaches of the Coromandel Express, which runs from Shalimar station in West Bengal to Chennai, in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday evening. A goods train was also involved in the accident, as per Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena.
The collision took place near the Bahanaga railway station in Balasore district and several passengers are feared to be trapped inside the overturned coaches of the superfast train. The second train involved in the accident was the Bengaluru-Howrah superfast express.