As of 2 pm today, the death toll in the Odisha Train Tragedy has risen to 288 while 747 people have been injured along with 56 grievously injured: Indian Railways
"It's a painful incident. Govt will leave no stone unturned for the treatment of those injured. It's a serious incident, instructions issued for probe from every angle. Those found guilty will be punished stringently. Railway is working towards track restoration. I met the injured victims," PM Modi told the media after reviewing the situation at the accident site in Balasore.
PM Modi has left the accident site in Balasore and is now heading towards the Cuttack Hospital to meet the survivors of the triple train accident.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Balasore in Odisha to assess the situation at the accident site. He will also visit Cuttack to check on the survivors and their families.
Odisha Governor Ganeshi Lal met the injured of the train accident at Community Health Centre in Soro, Balasore and asked the doctors to ensure proper treatment for them.
Russian President Vladimir Putin expresses grief, condoles the loss of lives in the Balasore Train Accident in Odisha
I am most pained and anguished by the terrible train disaster in Odisha. I extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to all the bereaved families, says Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, Congress Parliamentary Party
Accident survivors who reached Howrah narrate ordeal of the moments during disaster
PM Modi is leaving for Odisha where he will review the situation in the wake of the train mishap.
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee announced an ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh for the kin of deceased residents of the eastern state
Death toll rises to 261; West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reaches the accident spot
"This is a tragic incident that has happened. The govt should increase the amount of compensation for those who died or are injured. A high-level investigation should be conducted into the incident," says former railway minister and Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal
"Two teams of doctors from AIIMS Bhubaneswar have been dispatched for Balasore & Cuttack to assist in relief operations at the rail accident site in Odisha..," tweets Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel spoke to Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik over phone & discussed the train accident. Expressing his deepest condolences for the victims of the accident, he offered to provide all kinds of assistance for the rescue and treatment of the injured. Chief Minister Patnaik thanked the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh.
A special train carrying stranded passengers from Odisha's Balasore arrives at Howrah railway station in West Bengal
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee leaves for Odisha's Balasore She will take stock of the situation and meet the injured there.
The rescue operation has been completed, now we are starting the restoration work. Kawach was not available on this route, says Amitabh Sharma, Railways Spokesperson
TV reports state PM Modi likely to visit the accident site in Odisha today; he will also meet injured pax in Cuttack Hospital
Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan arrives at Balasore Medical College and Hospital to take stock of the situation and meet the injured passengers
Visuals from outside Cuttack's SCB Medical College show blood donors who donated blood for the injured ones admitted there. They also urged others to contribute.
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar expresses grief, condoles the loss of lives in the Balasore Train Accident in Odisha.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau condoles the loss of lives in Odisha train tragedy
Aerial visuals from drone camera give an idea about the devastation at the accident site in Odisha
Survivor from the train crash narrates ordeal of the moments when the horrific incident took place, here's what he said:
Andhra CM sets up panel to visit Odisha train accident site
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday constituted a high-level panel of IAS officers to visit the site of the tragic train accident in Odisha's Balasore district. The panel will be headed by the state's IT Minister G Amarnath.
The decision was taken after the Chief Minister held a high-level meeting with CMO officials here earlier in the day Saturday and reviewed the situation.
Survivor recounts how the tragedy unfolded in a social media post; here's what he said:
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"Deeply saddened to hear the unfortunate news of the train accident in Balasore in Odisha," Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Saturday expressed grief on the train tragedy incident
South Eastern Railway says 238 lives lost in tragic accident; nearly 650 injured
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin takes stock of the situation at the State Emergency Operation Centre in Chennai
'Heartfelt and deepest condolences to the people of India and the families of the victims of the train accident in Odisha,' tweeted Embassy of Italy in New Delhi
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The eagerly anticipated inaugural ceremony for the Madgaon-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express has been cancelled following the devastating railway accident in Odisha. Originally scheduled to take place today at the Madgaon station, Prime Minister Narendra Modi was set to flag off the inaugural run via video link from Delhi.
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik takes stock of the situation at the accident site in Balasore
It's a big tragic accident. Railway, NDRF, SDRF, and State govt are conducting the rescue operation. Best possible healthcare facilities will be provided. Compensation was announced yesterday. A high-level committee has been formed to inquire about it, says Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw
Death toll so far has reached to 233, another 900 people are injured says Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena
Several coaches of the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express derailed near Bahanaga station in Odisha's Balasore after hitting a goods train on Friday night. After some time, another train from Yeswanthpur to Howrah dashed into those derailed coaches resulting in the derailment of its 3-4 coaches.
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