At least 50 people were killed and another 300 were taken to hospitals with injuries when four carriages of an express train collided with a freight train derailed in the Indian state of Odisha on Friday. The number of dead and injured is likely to rise, according to Indian officials, as many more people remain trapped in the carriages.
Rescuers intervene on the spot, trying to reach the people trapped inside the wagons. 60 ambulances were involved in the rescue operation. “Maximum possible assistance will be provided to all those affected,” Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.
“There seem to be too many injured. We are looking for a significant number of buses to transport the injured to nearby hospitals,” Odisha state secretary Pradíp Džena wrote on Twitter.
According to the Hindustan Times, the accident occurred near Bahanaga railway station where the Coromandel Express collided with a freight train. One of the flagship trains of the Indian Railways was heading from the administrative center of the Bangla state of Calcutta to the capital of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
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