It is known that, on Friday night, the Coromandel Express derailed in Odisha. At the time of writing, about 230 people have been declared dead in one of the deadliest train accidents in the history of the world. It is estimated that about 900 people have been injured. They are undergoing treatment in nearby hospitals.
A collision occurred between the Coromandel Express and the Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express near Bahanaga railway station, leading to the tragedy of unspeakable proportions.
Saturday morning, at around 9:30 am, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik reached the Balasore District Hospital, where hundreds have currently been treated.
The Indian Army is making attempts to ease the burden on the local administration. Jawans have been involved in evacuation and treatment procedures. Given the scale of the tragedy, routine medical services are not enough. The Army offers emergency medical and engineering services and is also equipped with adequate infrastructure.
So far, seven National Disaster Relief Force teams, five Odisha Disaster Rapid Action Force teams, and twenty-four Fire Service Units, besides hundreds of policemen and volunteers have been engaged in relief activities. States like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana will be chipping in with rescue services that Odisha will need.
The Indian Railways has put out the list of several trains that have been cancelled.