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“Distressed by the train accident in Odisha”: PM Modi on Coromandel Express

The Fact News Service
New Delhi, June 3

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took stock of the situation in Odisha’s Balasore where a passenger train collided with a goods train leaving several injured. PM Modi said the rescue operations are underway at the site of the accident and all possible assistance is being provided.

After a collision occurred between the passenger train and a goods train in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday, leaving at least 132 people injured, an additional rescue team of Odisha Fire and Emergency Service comprising 26 members with advance rescue equipment of Odisha Fire and Disaster Response Academy Bhubaneswar moved to the train accident site for rescue operations, the Odisha government said.

In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi said, “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 possible assistance is being given to those affected.”

Meanwhile Home Minister Amit Shah also expressed grief over the accident.

In a tweet, Shah said, “The train accident at Balasore in Odisha is deeply agonizing. The NDRF team has already reached the accident site, and other teams are also rushing to join the rescue operation. My condolences to the bereaved families and praying for the speedy recovery of those injured.”

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK chief MK Stalin expressed anguish over the incident.

In a tweet, CM Stalin said, “Shocked to hear about the accident in Odisha state #CoromandelExpress . I immediately contacted the Hon’ble Odisha Chief Minister @Naveen_Odisha and inquired about the accident. The information he gave is disturbing. My deepest condolences to all those who lost their lives in the accident. I have ordered the Hon’ble Transport Minister @sivasankar1ss and three IAS officers to rush to Odisha to rescue the Tamils involved in the accident. I have also ordered to make #Helpline immediately and help.”

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