More than 230 people have been killed and 900 injured in a train crash in the eastern Odisha state of India.
The death toll is expected to rise in what is being described as the country’s worst train accident this century. Three trains are believed to have been involved in the collision.
The crash involved the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train.
The accident saw one train ram so hard into another that carriages were lifted high into the air, twisting and then smashing off the tracks. Another carriage had been tossed entirely onto its roof, crushing the passenger section.
Distressed by the train accident in Odisha. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the bereaved families. May the injured recover soon. Spoke to Railway Minister @AshwiniVaishnaw and took stock of the situation. Rescue ops are underway at the site of the mishap and all…
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) June 2, 2023
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— DD News (@DDNewslive) June 3, 2023
I’m deeply saddened to hear the news of the train crash in Odisha, India.
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and with the emergency services.
— UN GA President (@UN_PGA) June 2, 2023
Praying for everyone affected by the train accident in India. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and hope that rescue operations can save all those in need.
— 蔡英文 Tsai Ing-wen (@iingwen) June 3, 2023
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