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The death toll in Friday’s train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district where two trains– Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express and Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express– derailed, rose to 275, while more than 1,000 people were injured. Meanwhile, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court seeking a probe into the train accident. Scroll down for latest updates!
The root cause of the accident has been identified and the affected tracks will be restored for normal services by Wednesday, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said on Sunday. He said the issue is of point machine and electronic interlocking. The change that was done to electronic interlocking which led to the accident has been identified, Vaishnaw said while denying that the incident had anything to do with the anti-collision system “Kavach”.
Odisha govt releases revised figures, death toll at 275; 187 bodies remain unidentified
The death toll in Friday’s train accident in Odisha’s Balasore district where two trains derailed, rose to 275, according to revised figures from the state government’s office. So far, 88 bodies have been indentified and 187 are yet to be.