How did the Odisha Train Accident Happen? 3 Trains Collided Within Minutes!

Odisha Train Accident: At least 120 people were killed and more than 600 were hurt when three trains crashed in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday. The Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, the Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and a goods train were all involved in the accident.

Odisha Chief Secretary Pradeep Jena was quoted by ANI in a tweet as saying, “As per the latest information we got at 11:45 p.m., 600 people were hurt and taken to the hospital. We don’t know the exact number of deaths yet, but the number we have so far is between 55 and 60.”

How did the Odisha Train Accident Happen?

The Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express left the Shalimar station at 3:20 pm and got to Balasore at 6:30 pm, according to officials. Around 7:20 pm, 10 to 12 cars of the train went off the track near Baleswar and fell onto the other track. At 6:55 pm, the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express crashed into the stalled coaches of the 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah superfast express, which was going in the opposite direction. The crash involved three or four cars on this train.

After that, some of the wrecked coaches from the first crash were hit by the wagons of a goods train, which was a sad turn of events. Another story says that several coaches on the 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah train that was going to Howrah went off the tracks at Bahanaga Baazar, near Balasore, and fell on the tracks next to them.

“These derailed coaches hit the 12841 Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, and its coaches also overturned,” a top official told PTI. A goods train was also involved in the accident because the Coromandel Express’s derailed cars hit its wagons, the officer said.

Over 2,000 people came to the Balasore Medical College and Hospital in the middle of the night to help the hurt. Many of them also gave blood. Doctors told PTI that 30 surgeries have already been done on accident victims at the Balasore Medical College and Hospital.

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3 Trains Collided Within Minutes

Officials and onlookers say that the terrible train accident in Odisha happened in a matter of minutes, between 6:50 pm and 7:10 pm. At least 238 people died and more than 650 were hurt when three trains crashed into each other in Balasore, Odisha, last night.

The accident happened when the Coromandel Shalimar Express passenger train went off the tracks and hit a goods train. Another train, the Yesvantpur-Howrah Superfast, then crashed into the derailed cars. It is likely that the number of dead will go up, and many people are thought to be stuck in the wreckage.

Odisha Train Accident

“Two passenger trains were involved in the accident, and a third train, a goods train that was parked at the scene, was also involved,” Amitabh Sharma, the head of Indian Railways, told AFP. One of the worst train crashes happened around 7 o’clock at night when most people were asleep.

The Coromandel Shalimar Express, which was going to Chennai, is said to have gone off track and hit a goods train, which caused many cars to flip over. The Yesvantpur-Howrah Superfast then ran into the coaches that had fallen off the track. Both trains were going fast when they crashed into each other.

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Officials and people who saw what happened say that the huge tragedy happened quickly, between 6:50 and 7:10 pm. The Railways have asked for a look into a possible operating failure, which has raised questions. Overnight, workers and local people kept trying to pull bodies and people who were still alive out of the wreckage.


Three trains crashed in Odisha’s Balasore district on Friday, killing 120 and injuring 600. The Shalimar-Chennai Central Coromandel Express, the 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express, and a goods train were all involved. Over 2,000 people came to help the injured and 30 surgeries have been done. The Coromandel Shalimar Express and Yesvantpur-Howrah Superfast collided at 7:10 pm, resulting in the death of many people.

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