04/ JUNE /2023
Horrific train crash near Balasore in Odisha on Friday night
Triple train accident involving two superfast trains and a goods train laden with iron ore
Coromandel Express, Bengaluru-Howrah Superfast Express and goods train involved.
Death toll reaches 300, with more than 900 injured- some seriously.
It is still not clear as to how one of the biggest train accidents in the last two decades came to happen.
Signal reading mistake, human error, worn-out tracks are some probable causes of fatal wreck.
Anti- collision device or Kavach system was not installed in that part of the country.
PM Modi, Railway Minister Vaishnaw visits accident site to take stock.
The Railway ministry has announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 10 lakh to the kin of the deceased, Rs. 2 lakh to those severely injured, and Rs. 50,000 to those who sustained with minor injuries.