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PM mourns casualties in train accident in India

Published : 03 Jun 2023 10:02 PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday expressed deep shock and sorrow at the casualties of hundreds in the collision of trains in Odisha in India.

At least 280 people were killed and over 900 injured in an accident on Friday, June 2, in an accident involving three trains.

The horrific accident happened when the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, heading towards Chennai, derailed. It collided with a goods train on the adjacent track, causing the rear carriage of the Coromandel Express to veer off onto the third track.

The Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, coming from the opposite direction on the third track, rammed into the derailed coaches.