In a tragic incident that occurred near Bahanaga station in Balasore, Odisha, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express train collided with a goods train on Friday evening. The collision has left several individuals critically injured, prompting immediate rescue operations and medical assistance.
Authorities have taken swift action, deploying teams from the Special Relief Commissioner’s office, NDRF, and the Odisha Fire Services to the accident site. The primary focus is on search, rescue, and providing necessary aid to the victims.
The accident, which took place in Balasore, Odisha, has caused grave concern due to the critical injuries sustained by numerous individuals involved in the collision. Prompt response efforts were initiated as soon as the mishap was reported, with rescue operations being launched without delay.
The Special Relief Commissioner’s office in Odisha swiftly dispatched teams to the accident site to carry out search and rescue operations. In addition, the Collector of Balasore has been directed to reach the spot and ensure all necessary arrangements are made. Authorities have assured that any additional support required from the state level will be promptly provided upon intimation.
To facilitate the flow of information and assistance, the SRC’s office has released an emergency control room number, 6782262286. This helpline is dedicated to handling queries, providing updates, and extending help to those affected by the incident. It aims to streamline communication between authorities, victims, and their families during this challenging time.
Considering the gravity of the situation, multiple teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been mobilized to the accident site. These highly trained personnel will contribute to the ongoing rescue efforts, leveraging their expertise to save lives and offer support to the injured. Overseeing the operation, Sudhanshu Sarangi, the Director-General of Odisha Fire Services, has been entrusted with the responsibility of ensuring the smooth execution of the rescue mission.