Workers begin clearing train crash wreckage from tracks

Workers begin clearing train crash wreckage from tracks

June 4, 2023

Toll nears 300; Change in electronic interlocking caused accident, says Railway Minister

Bhubaneswar (Odisha): A collision between two passenger trains and goods train in Odisha’s Balasore has resulted in the tragic deaths of at least 290 individuals, with approximately 1,000 others sustaining injuries.

Authorities are still working to clear the train crash wreckage from the tracks.

According to Railway officials, the Coromandel Express, which operates between Kolkata and Chennai, crashed into the Howrah Superfast Express.

The Howrah Superfast Express derailed and became entangled with the Coromandel Express, South Eastern Railway authorities said. A goods train too was part of the massive collision, making it one of the deadliest train accidents India hasever witnessed.

In what is considered one of the largest search-and-rescue operations in recent years, over 2,000 personnel raced against time to find the hundreds trapped in the wreckage of two trains.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik visited the spot to take stock of the accident.

Prima facie, a signalling error, which led the Coromandel Express to go off its designated track and ram a stationary goods train from behind, seems to be the culprit. Meanwhile, Railway Minister Ashwin Vaishnaw said that the cause of the accident as well as those responsible have been identified.

“The Commissioner of Railway Safety has investigated the matter and let the investigation report come but we have identified the cause of the incident and the people responsible for it. It happened due to a change in electronic interlocking. Right now our focus is on restoration,” said Vaishnaw on Sunday.

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The Minister said that the accident had nothing to do with ‘Kavach’. “The reason is not what (West Bengal Chief Minister) Mamata Banerjee said yesterday. This incident  happened due to a change in electronic interlocking.”

The Indian Railway has developed its own indigenous Automatic Train Protection (ATP) System called ‘Kavach’ to enhance the safety of trains. It is a cost-effective solution that has received Safety Integrity Level 4 (SIL-4) certification, ensuring a high level of safety with an extremely low probability of error (1 error in 10,000 years).

9 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Workers begin clearing train crash wreckage from tracks”

  1. swamy says:

    Looks like it is a hack or sabotage of signals or stupid human error. Trains are not safe when they are traveling at high speed.
    My condolence to the people who have died and prayers to those who are injured to get well soon..

  2. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Just look at Narendra Modi, with his new waist coat , expensive slide-on footwear, neatly trimmed beard (he is ready to go on a foreign jaunt).
    a train crash likje this involving three trains, indicated a massive failure of signal/s, as the trains met eachother colliding there after. It is like a failure of traffic lights at a junction where roads meet. That clearly shows, the failure of maintaing the signals/traffic lights attributable to humans in charge-human negligence and error.


  3. Indian says:

    @Rampur ka laxman – koppal ka baasi hai thu rabid-dog thera naam, tedi medi baat hai teri, teda meda kaam

  4. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Elavo Neecha Indian. ye, puzhu madiri Indian
    Neenu dhhdda, peddha, mathhu husi nudiyuva anagarika manava. ninnna kaalu muriyuva thanaka ninna ayogya thana hoguvudilla.
    Ekkada poojeye ninage sary. yellinda bande namma Kannada nadige? naavu naagarikaru. Neenu kaththey gintha beedu!
    Ye kamnati, unnudaya perai mathhthi kol. yengirindu vande thadiya? Unnai peththa thandey, unnai sariyaa valakkallai. Unakku saruppu adithan vendum. inda Kannada Nadu, unakku sariyillai. Nee kuppaiyil irukka vendiyavan.

  5. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Your reply was unnecessary, and wicked. If you wanted to rebut or put in your views, you should have developed them, and not resort to abuse.
    It is clear you need help.

  6. Indian says:

    @Raampur Ka Laxman!!
    Your whining is pathetic and proves that you are a neutered rabid stray dog from koppal

    Mann Ki Baat!
    You need continuous shock treatments (440V) to keep you dormant and harmless

  7. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    Hey Indian
    Neenu nayigev samana. Ninna bayiyalli helu bartha ide!
    I see you are usung the same stupid example, even though, iy was explained to you the stupidity of its use.
    How do you handle 440? Where do you get it ? Again, your so called superior education seems to be worthless.
    Your usage of Koppal and that example indicates that the name you were using waa “boregowda”, and your just 2 sentences show, what
    a limited education, you creep has?
    What you need is not only castration, but a frontal lobotomy to cure your insanity.
    A friend of mine in the West after reading your posts says, what a disgrace you bring to your country posting with that name.
    Go , on, with your 2 liners of insanity.

  8. koppal boregowda says:

    I was born and raised in a Koppal near Mysore city, called Kannegowdanna Koppal ( K G Koppal). There were no stray dogs there, and I understand no stray dogs now. It is a Mysore city phenomenon.
    I am better educated than you are even coming from a Koppal,, a professional and live in a Western country in a good job.
    You seem to know more about neutered stray dogs, than about highways and railways and why accidents happen in them. Your best occupation should be as a catcher of stray dogs. The MCC, I understand is looking for people with your knowledge as they struggle to contain the menace of stray dogs in Mysore city..
    Interesting that you picked 440 volts of electricity, which is not a distributed power voltage rating that residents get. That is a dangerous voltage to handle. Where do you think, you can get 440volts to electrocute @Mann Ki Baat!, without burning your nuts yourself , thus neutering yourself?
    Idiots like you, who know only one example, which is also misconstrued, are so dim witted that you do not know more about your own example! Stray dogs are found in places where there is food strewn around such as for example, the half-eaten fast food pockets that people like tourists throw in Mysore street corners, after buying them from footpath vendors-that is typically Mysore city, not KG Koppal. These dogs dwell on the spaces that have garbage dumps-again Mysore street phenomenon.
    A piece of advice, from a Koppal born professional-pick a proper example, if your brain is able to find it , or shut up, because you are revealing your gross ignorance.
    There was a poster called “boregowda”, whose small brain , could only cite the example of neutered stray dogs from Koppal. I used this name of mine to show him that I was better educated than him, hailing from the KG Koppal, I wonder, where he is now!!

  9. Indian says:

    koppal boregowda- the main rabid neutered stray dog of koppal, still whining after licking wounds inflicted?


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