Odisha Train Accident
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The death toll of the tragictrain accident in Balasore's Bahanaga station in Odisha has risen to 238, and around 900 are feared critically injured.
An overview of the news
Several carriages from the Shalimar-Chennai Coromandel Express derailed in Balasore district on 2nd June night, hit a stationary goods train and several of its coaches ended up on the opposite track.
Another train, the Howrah Superfast Express going from Yesvantpur to Howrah collided with the overturned bogies.
The force with which the trains collided resulted in the shattering of several coaches.
Fatal train accidents in india
Year 2014: On May 26, Gorakhdham Express going towards Gorakhpur collided with a stopped goods train near Khalilabad station in Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, killing 25 people and injuring more than 50.
2016: On 20 November, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur, killing at least 150 passengers and injuring over 150.
2017: On August 18, the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express derailed in Muzaffarnagar, killing 23 people and injuring around 60 others.
Year 2022: On 13 January, 12 coaches of the Bikaner-Guwahati Express derailed in Alipurduar area of West Bengal, killing 9 people and injuring 36 others.
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